Old Malt Cask

Port Ellen

1979, Aged 21 Years, Sherry Cask

ABV 50%
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Brand: Port Ellen, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: 1979, Aged 21 Years, Sherry Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Seaweed/high water mark notes with pipe smoke, tar and hessian mixed with sherried notes.
Palate: Rich, big and silky. Quite sherried, mixing winey flavours with a rich Islay character.
Finish: As much happens after you've swallowed as goes on in the mouth.
Comment: Classic depth but like all Port Ellen it needs time to open.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Clean, appetising smokiness and seaweed.
Palate: Oily, olivey. Bay leaves. A hint of cedar, but a bit empty.
Finish: Very distinctive. Flowery. Leafy, aromatic, smooth, soothing.
Comment: Port Ellen had such a distinctive character. This seems to be one of the less robust bottlings, yet has some character.
Visit the distillery
Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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