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Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

(70cl, 50%)

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

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Port Charlotte 10yo Bottling Note

Introduced as the flagship Port Charlotte expression produced by Bruichladdich in 2018, this 10 year old single malt from the Isle of Islay is a lip-smackingly smoky number indeed. It's peated to 40ppm, and drawn from a combination of first-fill American whiskey casks, second-fill American whiskey casks and second-fill French wine casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Salted caramel brownie, flamed orange peel, a hearty whack of seaweed.

Palate: Oak-y smoke and salty sea air, paired with sweeter notes of Custard Cream biscuits and white grape.

Finish: Ginger snaps, rye toast, drying peat smokiness.

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Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Reviews

Not really for a school night.

As I sip this I may tell you this starts with a strong alcoholic waft followed quickly by peat smoke and spices.
On tasting you get a dry saltiness of smoke (if that makes sense)
Long salty afterburn, not harsh but not smooth.
Drops of water bring out the sweets.

2nd July 2019

excellent deep rounded peaty dram

interesting reading the reviews there are clearly some Ardbeg fans out there. i wonder how many of them are wed to youtube reviews. For me the port charlotte is a league above ardbeg 10. Dont get me wrong, if i had to list my top 10 whiskies Ardbeg 10 is top 3. Port charlotte is a different proposition though. Ardbeg is very much dry peat a stereotype the PC has a much rounder offering . It carries 50% amazingly well and the balance of sweet and sour is perfection its not all about the massive peaty punch. there isnt the raw saltiness of ardbeg either. i think the PC is worth the extra just because its that bit more special. this said i still wouldnt swap either for a springbank but thats a different story altogether. for me the PC is a must try

28th June 2019

Impressively balanced Whisky

The nose is quite fruity, sweet and extremely interesting. I would have guessed this is much lower than 50% ABV and enjoyed nosing for quite some time.

The Peat, sweet and sour balance in this Whisky is sensational. The mouth feel gives the tingling illusion of slight carbonation combined with the accent of white grape reminds me of champagne but with fortitude. The long mouth watering finish is alive and calmly oscillates between white pepper, salt and fruit.

Don't be afraid of the phenol rating because it is truly harmonious with the sweet and salty tones.

31st May 2019

Good 10yo Islay Peated Expression

Experience wise, it is a fairly good standard Islay malt. For an entry-level (10yo) it is rather good. Nevertheless, it is not substantially better than its Islay sibblings, for instance, Ardbeg 10. Surely, it is worth a full bottle purchase. However, you should be aware that there are other classic peaters that are just as good and more affordable.

15th April 2019

Decent but overpriced

Not as good as ardbeg 10 yet costs much more. It’s almost as expensive as the Uigeadail which is miles better. I’m glad they released a pc with an age statement as a standard offering but they also raised the price too much on it.

10th April 2019

FINAL notes.

+ Yellow fruit, also like a Caol Ila, honey melon, tangerines, orange peels, slight hint of blood orange, cloud berries. Hint of tobacco. whipped cream. FUDGE. nice and salty. sour bite. hint of black pepper on the finish. Well rounded. 'Smooth', if you will.

I said below that this was most reminiscent of an Ardbeg 10, but that was the neck pour (and with water added). The intensity of the peat and the fullness of the fruit both come out much more with air in the bottle.
I would ultimately compare this to a half and half, fruity, salty, nutty CAOL ILA / BOWMORE blend.


The End.

31st March 2019

RIGHT between Ardbeg and Caol Ila, tendning toward Ardbeg. Delicious.

NOT as dry on the palate as an Ardbeg, but drier on the nose. Big vanilla. Floral, but less vegetal than AbG. Custard. I do * not * get any real presence of iodine or medicinality here. Custardy cream-like mouthfeel. Pleasantly sweet. Well balanced. Luxurious and altogether delicious. Applause for true Craft!

Very, very close to the Ardbeg Ten. Perhaps a lighter-weight Ardbeg.

21st March 2019


Smoky, peaty. Insidious malt. Don't know where the orange comments come from. Maybe they've had orange stuff with or before. My second favourite after Jura

10th March 2019

A bit of a classic.

I don't usually drink whisky like this, but then it's not usually made as well as this. This has an authentically brash, young Islay tang, with lemon in the top note and a deeply satisfying, "pretzel" finish. But it is not harsh. Well worth buying, especially at this price.

27th February 2019

Nice on parts

I get a distinct lime / citrus flavour on the tongue. And not quite the smoke.

31st January 2019

Smooth, smokey..... Braw! 🥃

After only recently acquiring a taste for malt whisky, I found I enjoyed Laphroaig, and Ardbeg however this port charlotte 10year old is much smoother, nice and smokey more so than the Ardbeg.

20th December 2018


Absolutely wonderful or maybe sensational would describe this.

4th November 2018


Was in Strathaven Hotel today and asked for a Johnnie Walker Black Label told they had none barman suggested Port Charlotte said not a malt man took his advice and glad I did thoroughly enjoyed it to the tune that I had 2 large ones

16th October 2018

Worth trying

Nice dram, diluted Octomore MoM tasting nites nail it

12th September 2018

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