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Port Charlotte PC8

Overall rating 296 votes 87.62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ar Dùthchas
Vintage
18.07.2001
Bottled
07.2009
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
09/178
Barcode
618105912700
Added on
11 Aug 2009 8:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Tastingtags

33 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
25 Sep 2017 1:22 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 87 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/bottle-polishing-scottish-islands/


  • 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

Gere
Expert Junior Gere Tasting note
18 Sep 2017 10:46 pm
Gere gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Torfrauch verbunden mit würzigem Pfeffer.
Süsse Vanille Noten begleitet von eimen Malzigen geschmack

Taste

Zuerst cremig und leicht ölig. Dann kommt der Torf und das würzig Pfeffrige hervor.
Sehr intensiv und Reich.

Finish

sehr lang, schöne Torf - Tabakk Note
Eiche und Malzsüsse kommen dazu, vielleicht sogar eine brise salz. sehr schön

Comments
chlinatele
Expert Junior chlinatele Tasting note
29 Jul 2017 7:58 am
chlinatele gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sehr schöne leicht rauchige Nase. Fruchtig, Eiche, Vanille, Alkohol kommt auch durch

Taste

Holz, Vanille, Orange, Schwefel oder Gummi, Alkohl haut recht durch, würzig

Finish

Lange wärmend angenehm

Comments

Guter Whisky aber im Preis schon sehr hoch

My Collection
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
01 May 2017 9:30 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 87 points

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

In 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.

There is no accounting for taste...
kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
10 Feb 2017 9:59 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.3
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
88
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Laga93
Expert Senior Laga93 Review note
22 Jan 2017 1:38 pm
Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
89
HW74
Expert Senior HW74 Review note
01 Dec 2016 7:14 am
HW74 gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
93
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
28 Nov 2015 10:55 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
86
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
28 Nov 2015 10:01 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

 (Sample)

Definite notes of tar fumes, salty brine, petrol , lockets cough sweets.

Taste

Strong attack of peat grabs your tongue and you think it is going to be quite rough but it is actually very smooth and refined after the initial peat hit.

It is actually very sweet on honey and menthol liquer mixed in with some fruit, perhaps cherry

Finish

Long, sweet with a slight gingery fizz at the end.

Comments

WITH WATER

The nose is a little less peat with notes of baked ham. The palate is basically the same but more mouth filling, as if the liquid has fattened up.

Finish is still long and fizzy.

This is really good and for 60% abv very smooth with no burn.

steinrich
Expert Senior steinrich Review note
14 Sep 2015 6:03 pm
steinrich gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
88

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