Port Ellen

11th Release, 1979, 32 Years Old

ABV 52.5%
REVIEWED Issue 100
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Brand: Port Ellen
Expression: 11th Release, 1979, 32 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 32 years old
Year of bottling: 2011
ABV: 52.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 100
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Sweet, medicinal, buttery and floral. Damp tweed and ginger. Sootier with time.
Palate: Soft, gently spiced, with summer fruits and digestive biscuits. Mildly medicinal as well.
Finish: Very long and warming, with hazelnuts and drifting peat smoke.
Comment: Another shining example of shrewd cask selection.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Bandages and mild TCP, but there is an underlying sweetness as well. Buttercups and hints of Parkin cake.
Palate: That Parkin cake note comes through, dark treacle and spices. A little melon and Parma ham. Peat edge too.
Finish: Long and satisfying.
Comment: Almost perfection, should be tasted outdoors.
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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