Port Charlotte 2003 (for Whic Whiskycircle)

Peaty Friday Episode 25

About four weeks ago, German online whisky retailer whic.de released four new bottlings, three of which I already reviewed yesterday: Bruichladdich 2006Bruichladdich 2003 and Tobermory 1995.

Now, it’s time for  the fourth of the pack: Port Charlotte 2003. Only 180 bottles available for 90€ a pop.


Port Charlotte 2003 (for Whic Whiskycircle)

Port Charlotte 2003 (for Whic Whiskycircle)









Name:  Port Charlotte 2003
Bottled for: Whic Whiskycircle
Distilled: 07.07.2003
Bottled: 01.09.2015
Age: 12 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Bruichladdich
Cask Type: Bourbon Hogshead
Cask Number: 660 (part of)
Number of bottles: 180
Strength: 56.0%
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Sweet smoked bacon, dipped in lots of sweet BBQ sauce. Gets a bit spicier with green pepper and vanilla beans. The whole is rounded off by mountain peach and kiwi.


Strong and warming. A very pleasant balance between hot pepper and sweet nougat. Then limes and vanilla honey come along. The peated smoke is noticeable but not overpowering. In fact, it’s very well integrated. Dark chocolate, candied almonds and walnuts make an appearance at the end.


Long and warming with a slight dryness. Ash and again dark chocolate.


Not a classic peat monster, but I have no problem with that. The smoke is very well integrated and enhances the other flavors perfectly. 

Score: 86 / 100

Sample provided by whic.de


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