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Port Charlotte PC8

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ar Dùthchas
Stated Age
08 years old
American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
60.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Aug 2009 8:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 226,06

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte PC8

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    islay more raw, a little too much!
    • Nose
      peat, oily, sticky, a little meat meat or dried fish is to see, lemon, vanilla, it is as well spicy, well peppered,
      return of cold ashes and hay.

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. nhuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Wow. Nice nose. Beats PC 12 by a big length despite the younger she which is quite surprising but we take it and really obvious...in the mouth even more fabulous... Incredible. Handles water very well. Very good. No further questions... Forget what you ever had 

  4. capsola scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    N: Formidable yet rather inviting. Even after months and months after opening, its welcoming nature remains. It’s big with an allium floral yeastiness and a smoky-spirit oiliness.
    T: There’s nothing out of form here but it’s simply not gelling for me, neat or otherwise, There’s a collision of flavours which i find somewhat grating. Given my love for PC6, as much as I embrace this PC8, the sweet/sour barley/TCP profile just isn’t cutting it. It develops with an almost fatty mouthfeel but turns dry and resinous. [It goes back on the shelf for quite a while].Months later: The cloying muddle has lifted. Oily yet spirity but with a thick slick body, it’s now executing well. I like the sweet nature that lies within the allium savoury. My grumble is it doesnt have the complex variations like say the PC6, which i can’t help comparing it against. Then again, there’s something of Clairins here. What is that herb? It’s strong and particular but i can’t quite get it. Overall it’s very cohesive.

    F: Finishes just fine as a chocolatey barley spirt with a sweet-cereal herbal finish and a little TCP. 8 months later there’s much less chocolate. Now it’s way more dry and malty with a little straw like cocoa powder. Pretty good ending actually, medium length.
    C: Not the most spectacular ‘PC’ but still a very decent whisky and there’s no denying its calibre. However it just doesn’t hit the mark as far as flavours go, especially on the palate. Rather down to personal preference this one.Scores a B

  6. Gere scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke associated with spicy pepper.
      Sweet vanilla notes accompanied by a malty taste
    • Taste
      First creamy and slightly oily. Then comes out the peat and the spicy peppery.
      Very intense and rich.
    • Finish
      very long, beautiful peat - tobacco note
      Oak and malting nuts are added, maybe even a breeze of salt. very beautiful

  7. chlinatele scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky but in the price already very high
    • Nose
      Very nice slightly smoky nose. Fruity, oak, vanilla, alcohol also gets through
    • Taste
      Wood, vanilla, orange, sulfur or gum, alcohol penetrates through, spicy
    • Finish
      Long warming pleasant

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2010]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert tasting at Bonn.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. 
    My notes state it needs a fair shae of water to open up.

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90


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