Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old
WhiskyPort Charlotte 10 Year Old
TypeSingle Malt
Age10 years old
Abv50%
Rating 84/100
Reviews of Port Charlotte 10 Year Old
says on October 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Really enjoyed this offering from Bruichladdich. A wholesome and moreish smoke that is creamy and full bodied. Perfect balance and nothing jostles to get to the front.

Nose

Smoked cereals, custard, creamy and salty.

Palate

Thick and creamy, caramel, great peaty smoke flavour that is rich, balanced and not punchy and very quenching.

Finish

Bold oak spice and smouldering smoke.

says on October 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sweet, medicinal, peaty nose. Drier and less spicy than islay barley.
Sharp and peppery arrival ending in herbal peat.

says on September 2, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

this is more about the peat than it is about the smoke, which, apart from the ash, is hardly there at all. By no means is this an in your face whisky, although it does take you by surprise, as it slowly opens up and sets you to work to fully reveal everything it has to offer. It’s also really bloody brilliant! For a 10 year old, it’s not exactly cheap at around €60-€70, but it is worth every penny.
Nose

89

it starts of grainy and malty, with hints of ‘funk’ (musty) and mineral notes and wet straw. It has a hint of sourness to it, like an intense sour dough bread (again, the grainy element you tend to find in the unpeated Bruichladdich expressions as well). But let it sit for some 15 minutes and all that changes: much sweeter now, with (still some) barley sugar, a sweet, earthy peat, a hint of wine (not a sweet wine like a dessert Muscat or anything, mind you), some faint touches of tropical fruit (pineapple, maybe even kiwi) and again an earthy-mineral note, but more like clay now. That’s already quite something, but this party is just getting started.

Taste

90

On the palate, the peat is much more prominent (and I do mean peat, not smoke per se). Here, the higher ABV shows itself, although it’s not, nor ever does it turn, overly aggressive. There’s a quite clear grainy/biscuit-y note, some (unripe) banana now as well. Again, the wine casks (25% of this comes from second fill French wine casks) show themselves, but never take over or mask any potential flaws, they’re just sitting quietly and well behaved in the back, almost with a polite cough asking for a bit of attention, in fact. Towards the finish it dries out with hints of white wood, ash and a salty/briny note. Very, very impressive!

Finish

89

The finish is long. No, wait…the finish is very long, and as was to be expected from the back of the palate it’s woody and ashy, with a whiff of dried or roasted nuts. It doesn’t deliver a climax, but it sort of fades out really slowly and gently.

says on August 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Fireplace scent on the nose, burnt wood, cigarette ashes, tobacco. Waters sweetens and softens it, bringing up chocolate and herbal notes.

In the mouth, South Tirol smoked ham, sweet notes of menthol. Water brings out licorice with slightly bitter connotations, yet pleasant and mellow.

Solid, persisting, aromatic finishing, like the glowing ambers of a long pinewood fire.

says on July 13, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

salt, smoke, vanilla, oak

says on June 5, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

* * * *
Aroma: Medizinischer Rauch, Schinken, Süße, Zitrus, Kräuter, Getrocknete Früchte, Vanille, Karamell, Schokolade,

Geschmack: Süße, Rauch, Zitrus, Dunkle Schokolade, Kräuter, Herb, Malz, Gewürze, Kaffee,

Abgang: Herb, Zitrus, Malz, Gewürze, Rauch, Alkohol,

says on May 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Aroma: sehr angenehmer Rauch, etwas süße, leichte Citrusnote und Kräuter

Geschmack: etwas bitter, medizinischer Rauch, Eiche kommt durch, wenig süße, Salz

Abgang: rauchig, leichte Malzaromen, keine süße, würzig, leicht bitter, Salz

Fazit: komplex aber nicht zu komplex, verdünnt mit Wasser kommt vor allem die Eichennote beim Geschmack besser durch. Der Rauch bleibt im Hintergrund ist aber trotzdem gut vorhanden. Guter Whisky verdünnt auf ca. 45%. Preis stimmt auch. Grundsolide aber mir fehlt hier einfach die Süße etwas und ihn "runder" zu machen

says on May 10, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

First off, the burn and the smoke in this thing are no joke. Even at 50% this is above and beyond. I recommend drinking this out of a wide mouth class. Drinking it out of a glencairn is not going to be easy, especially for nosing.

The nose is pure smoke: tobacco and extinguished matches. The burn in the nose isn't "hot," but it's out of a fire that's been put out. If you add some water, the nose turns into peaty melted plastic. The smoke turns into mild tobacco box and cedar.

The taste is pure heat, even with dilution. Adding water here is a must to me, because the heat barely subsides even as you pour a bunch in. Tobacco and smoke are legit, with a dry, smoky meat component. Campfire smoke, with some underlying molasses. Salt brine and honey.

The finish: There is a distinct burn on the lips, not unlike eating a hot, peppery dish. The back of the tongue smolders like it just walked on hot coals. This is a hot, smoky dram. It's Varsity-level smoke and heat, but if you are into peat, you can handle it.

says on May 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Nose: Very aromatic, heavy sea air, smoked ham / peat, apple-cinnamon, leathery pear, cherry-oak, maple

Palate: Sweet berries and smoky oak, sweet toffee, toasted almond, honey, pear, black pepper heat

Plenty of aromatic and tasty peat personality here. Decent complexity for the money. Solid legs, medium body and smooth feel with adequate heat and a good finish. Enjoyed.

says on March 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

torfig mit Zitrusfrüchten schon in der Nase, im Mund reich an Torf, salzig, später pfeffrig. lang anhaltend.
ein toller islay.

Nose

Zitrusfrüchte

Palate

Torf,Holz

Finish

schwarzer Pfeffer

says on March 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Old gold

General description

A not too complex Islay whisky. Fresh, smokey and strong. You get what you pay for, no more, no less.

says on March 17, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Old gold

General description

A go to for a peated dram - wonderfully well rounded, complex and full of flavour. A must try and a very competitive price point

says on February 28, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

I've never been a huge fan of heavily peated whiskies, but this has seriously turned my head. will definitely be exploring more now - fantastic, especially with a drop of water.

Nose

peat, peat! salted caramel

Palate

sweet, creamy burnt sugar, black pepper

Finish

deep, womderful smoldering smoke. Oak and spice.

says on December 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

heavy peat smoke on the nose, taste is a wonderful savory funky cheese with a long oily finish.

says on November 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Burnished

General description

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says on November 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep gold

General description

heavy peat with smoke and fruity notes

Nose

caramel

Palate

flamed orange peel, smokey, oak, sweet

says on July 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Toller, bunter Whisky in der Nase. im Mund etwas einseitiger, aber gut.

says on June 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amber

General description

Loved this. Peaty yet balanced

says on June 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Yes. its got the peaty backbone and a GD amount of smoke. little sweetness its got more earthy grassy flavor and a long peaty finish. Solid. try it.

says on June 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Floral and coconut tones on the nose. Peat and toffee on the palate. lovely lingering vanilla finish.

says on June 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

The higher abv allows the peat to really show itself off, without being too overpowering. Enjoying the aged expression which takes away some of the more raw notes I earlier expressions.

says on May 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Herbal and complex. Peat smoke is perfect and does not take anything away from it's complexity. Ocean salty breeze finish.

says on May 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Jamais déçu avec un Port Charlotte !

says on April 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Intensiver Alkohol, Süß am Anfang, Salz im Abgang

Nose

Stark,

Palate

Sehr stark, Anfang süß, Salz

Finish

Lang

says on April 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep gold

General description

karamel, sinaasappel schil en zeewier. De smaak is rijk aan tonen van hout, zilt en witte druiven

says on March 21, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: White wine

General description

starts of surprisingly sweet. Salted caramel, vanilla, earth, and sweet BBQ sauce before turning to ash and campfire. the peat is strong, but not harsh. the finish goes for miles, and remains mostly dry and peaty. it's fantastic.

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Frisch und süß in der Nase. Würziger Rauch, Malz und Süße im Mund. Nicht scharf, schön langer Abgang

says on March 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

yeahhh so good
smoke and sweet

says on February 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Amber

General description

bacon, bonfire and coal

says on February 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Interessanter Islay Whisky, der trotz seiner 40 ppm Torf nicht sehr heftig rüber kommt. Deutliche Süße, Eichenfass, leichte Anklänge von "Port" (Rotwein Fässer) und Torf Rauch klingen erfreulich langsam mit süßen Früchten und kaltem Rauch aus.

says on February 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Outstanding Islay single malt. Big fan if this distillery and this is one if their better expressions. Great value!

Nose

peat. smoke. citrus. vanilla

Palate

buttery. tart. woody. salty

Finish

light smoke with an easy finish. lingering salt.

says on February 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

strong peat, campfire variety. long, viscous finish, with some fruits under the smoke. like anArdbeg on steroids

says on February 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

C'est très rond et fruité avec une touche légère d'épice, le tout bien enrobé par une jolie tourbe bien présente. En bouche c'est gras et bien fruité avec des agrumes, de la vanille. La finale est longue avec cette tourbe qui tapisse bien le gosier. Bref je regrette pas cet achat.

says on February 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 92/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

This is just a masterpiece! Very well balanced. Interesting, rewarding and tasteful.

says on January 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Gently peated one

says on January 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 41/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

de turf overheerst niet in de reuk, Mel in smaak

says on December 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Disappointing, expected more peat.

says on December 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

amazing! smooth peaty whiskey with hint of salty seaweed and a slightly harsh finish

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

full and round body. slightly smokey, but less than expected

Nose

light smoke, fruity

Palate

quite strong at first, light smoke after

Finish

only slight smokey

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

voluminös, rauch toll eingebunden

says on November 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

A little smokey and full bodied.

says on October 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Little smoki avec goût de vin et un goût de bouchon agréable
(dernière de la premier dégustation)

says on August 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

not as peaty as expected. smooth taste fills the mouth. slight burn and tingly aftertaste

says on August 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

Nose: peat, earth, dirt,
Body: oily, warming,
Finish: warming, lingering, some peat

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Sweet
  • Spice
  • Fruit
  • Wine
  • Herb
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Light
  • Malt
  • Pepper
  • Sauce
  • Oily
  • Vanilla
  • Intense
  • Honey
  • Warming
  • Citrus
  • Dry
  • Ginger
  • Earthy
  • Wood
  • Heavy
  • Sour
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