Port Ellen

7th Release, 1979, 28 Years Old

ABV 53.8%
REVIEWED Issue 70
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Specifications
Brand: Port Ellen
Expression: 7th Release, 1979, 28 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 28 years old
Year of bottling: 2007
ABV: 53.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 70
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoke. Eucalypt/bog myrtle,then vetiver. Light oiliness then spent BBQ charcoal and salt air. With water:saltencrusted fresh fish,sea breezes.Perfume and peat smoke.
Palate: As the nose with added oyster liquor. Sweet and oily.The sweetness is revealed then a huge salty wavebreaks over the tonsils.
Finish: Very very long the flavours lasting right down the throat.
Comment: A classic Port Ellen. A must-buy for peat heads.
9.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A mariner. Iodinic and smoky. Smoked venison,tarred rope. Peat reek soars above a sweet malty note. Hint of candyfloss. Demerara sugar syrup.
Palate: Tangy. Then the sweet Demerara note perceived on the nose soothes the alcohol bite. Smoked meat. Minty freshness.
Finish: Smoky, sooty and sweet.
Comment: A tough lad with a lot of muscles and energy but not deprived of finesse. Tastes young. Invigorating like a walk by a shore on a 'dricht'
7.5
Visit the distillery
Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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