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Overall rating
90.79/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
11.12.2001
Bottled
05.2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
888
Number of bottles
266
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Jul 2017 5:39 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.00

66 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2001 BA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.79 points

  1. Oogadal scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    For me this is exactly what a Port Charlotte matured on a ex sherry cask should be; aromatic, powerfull, tasty and just fingerlicking good. 

    This now open bottle shines out between all others in my cabinet and I can't imagine this baby making X-mas. If you are lucky enough to stumble over one, buy it. 

    Noes; deep sherry notes, dark fruit (cherries/ripe raspberry) some pepper and very, very well integrated alcohol and peat. A little time and some warmth does help even more, but this is such a powerfull dram, extra ordinary class!

    Taste; you just get all you would expect by nosing. It's a tad dirty in the way Port Charlotte's should be, some motoroil and, of course, peat (exactly spot on) Dark fruit notes, chocolate all very nicely balanced. 

    Finish; again, you won't be dissapointed. This baby delivers. Amazing stuff.

    Well, you might think € 170 is a fine chunk of money to spend on just a 15 yo without the opportunity to taste it. In fact, you are darn well right there. But man, am I glad I've got a few in stock.

    Scores AAA
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    That's how it should be, something like that is only available at Port Charlotte. Dirty and balanced at the same time between peat, Morotöl and dark fruit. Great, my whisky of the year 2017!
    • Nose
      Pure: a perfect mix of the Port Charlotte smokiness, dark chocolate with cherry filling and meaty, ahlb charred grilled meats. After a while in the glass, he becomes more conciliatory, the smoke goes back a little and more sherry's fruit comes through. Hammer! With water: a little tamed, now suddenly comes yellow fruit, even almost flowery.
    • Taste
      Pure: Leathery, smoky beginning, Maggiwürze, salty ham. Then the darkest chocolate (close to 90%), now dark cherries and of course the dirtiest peat. With water: a little more fruit, a little less dirt.
    • Finish
      Long, darkest chocolate and damp wood.

  3. grinface scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Oh wow That's incredible. A small masterpiece. Perfectly matured and combined with the sherry barrel. The spicy notes are then already a house number at the end. But I am happy with it. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/07/29/alle-port-charlotte-teil-1/

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      A fairly mild smokiness, dense and syrupy sherry, dark fruit notes like blackberries, cherries and even some raspberry. Also a musty nutiness, some chocolate, farmy notes, mustard, piccalilly and well integrated wood spices like cumin and black pepper.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A thick mouthfeel, quite a lot of black pepper, some diesel and black olives (like a subtle Caroni rum), earthy peat smoke, again the sweet sherry notes with lots of dark forest fruit, more clear (dark) chocolate notes. Such great balance here.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and lingering: dense sweet fruit syrup, even darker chocolate, warming peppery and charred wood.

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Davidveen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

  9. Bram84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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