Port Charlotte 12 year old–The Maltman

Been a while since I tasted a new cask from the Maltman, and every time it’s fun with this cool little IB. Port Charlotte, I love Port Charlotte, and this is the oldest PC I’ve tasted to date, it’s the oldest around I think. PC11 OB was brilliant, so how is one more year and a different cask will affect the liquid? This baby was distilled  December 2001 and bottled May 2014…

Port Charlotte 12 yo, 52.4% , cask # 846 (269 btl)port charlotte12

Nose: bacon. We’re in bacon county! And I’m loving it. I. Getting some of the dairy sweetness too we often find in malts Distilled at bruichladdich. A hint of Kanafeh and malty sweetness in addition to a lot of smoke. Classic stuff.

Palate : Warm and fuzzy smoke. With the malty sweetness showing nicely underneath. Pepper and wood with more peat and cured bacon.

Finish: Sweet malty goodness on top of smoke and crushed coffee beans. Mocha.

A cracking little dram this one is… Not so little in fact, it’s very peaty, yet malty, and shows maturity. It’s not a youngster anymore, it’s getting close to the teens. I’d love a bottle of this. Sadly it’s not easy to spot, maybe outside the UK it’s easier…

Go grab one, you know you want it.

Score: 90/100

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3 thoughts on “Port Charlotte 12 year old–The Maltman

  1. My full endorsement if its anything like my private cask (distilled Dec 6, 2001 and bottled Feb 20th, 2014, aged in bourbon – switched into a new bourbon barrel in late 2012 at Jim McEwan’s recommendation to enhance color of an already fabulous whiskey)

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