Old Malt Cask

Port Ellen

1978, Aged 24 Years

ABV 50%
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Brand: Port Ellen, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask
Expression: 1978, Aged 24 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: As though a sea breeze were gusting across the glass, and promising to blow a gale.
Palate: Firm, oily but drying. Bay leaves. Parsley. Emphatic seaweed.
Finish: Powerful, peppery, warming.
Comment: This one blew up a storm for me.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Initially old style Californian chardonnay, all butter, nut and wood, then the smoke starts and with water becomes pretty firm and severe.
Palate: Robust, firm, quite alcoholic, powerful. A nodule of sweetness in the middle.
Finish: Dry and austere.
Comment: Port Ellen has always struck me as the most Calvinist of Islay's malts.
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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