Port Charlotte 13 (Rest & Be Thankful 2001/2015 64.6%) Review

This is a 13 year Port Charlotte aged in a sherry cask and bottled by Rest & Be Thankful at 64.6% ABV.

Nose: Powerful peat filled with candied apples, heavy pipe smoke, a nutty malt, and some overly ripe bananas.

Palate: Very strong peat again up front – reminiscent of an Octomore. More smoke and burnt, crispy bits of beef. The sherry influence is very negligible for me – strikes me as more of an ex-bourbon cask here.

Finish: Peat dominates every other note but lasts forever with a bit of dry oak.

Rating: 85/100 – I wish there was a bit more complexity here, but it’s just an in your face peat bomb for the most part.

Value for the money: I think this retailed around $180-$200, and I would gladly pass at that price. Much like Octomore, PCs can often be very overpriced in my book.

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