Gordon & MacPhail

Port Ellen

1982

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 33
Specifications
Brand: Port Ellen, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1982
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh, maritime. Harbour-front.
Palate: A complex mix of flavours, emerging one after the other, in clean hits: Oily, seaweedy, green, leafy. Garden mint. Flowery.
Finish: Herbal. Salt. Very long indeed. Waves lapping on the palate.
Comment: A restrained example of this fine malt, but the silent still is almost out of stock. There will be few further opportunities to buy.
8.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A real mariner (fishnet, seaweed). Smoke mingled with sea spray. Grassy. Watermelon. A touch of wild mint.
Palate: Sweet and minty. Caressing mouthfeel. Very refreshing and appetising. Quite simple.
Finish: Warm, drying on liquorice and soft spices.
Comment: A gentle Port Ellen, with the sea influencing the nose more than the palate. Would have proved a heftier guy at a higher strength.
7.8
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