Signatory Straight from the Cask

Port Ellen

Aged 24 Years, Burgundy finish

ABV 58.8%
REVIEWED Issue 39
Specifications
Brand: Port Ellen, Signatory Straight from the Cask
Expression: Aged 24 Years, Burgundy finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
ABV: 58.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Signatory
Awards
Recommended
Issue 39
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Concentrated. Fruit compote, baked fruits, tinned raspberry, cooked plum but with phenolics acting as a counterpoint: tobacco leaf, coal.
Palate: A sweet, winey start then it dries allowing the peat to emerge before relaxing and letting raspberry fruitiness to return. Layered, complex.
Finish: Mellow, winey, a hint of fragrant smoke.
Comment: Audacious but it works. Brilliantly.
9.0
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Sweet and perfumed, plums followed by smoke and cigar boxes.
Palate: Short sweetness, stewed prunes, then dry note of damped-down bonfire.
Finish: Plums and a faint whiff of peat smoke.
Comment: Lots happening here. A complex and highly unusual expression of Port Ellen.
8.5
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