Port Ellen

8th Release, 1978, 29 Years Old

ABV 55.3%
REVIEWED Issue 76
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Specifications
Brand: Port Ellen
Expression: 8th Release, 1978, 29 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 29 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 55.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 76
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Briny.Smoky. Rooty peat.Hint of violet. Tarmac after a summer shower. Seaweed bonfire. Rich and invigorating.Touch of lemon zest.
Palate: Firm and sweet. That lovely deep maltiness wrapped in smoke. Danceson the tongue. Tangerine. A light touch of TCP.
Finish: Dry,spicy,fizzy.
Comment: That dram gives you a briny hug. It warms you without burning. A zesty queen of the Hebrides.
9.0
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Curious Oriental food note (chow mein?) some coconut and tarry smoke.With water it's all change,with cleaner and zingy lime notes.
Palate: Savoury olives and artichoke,sweet and woody,with a distinctive peaty and earthy underlay.
Finish: Quite long; rustic,with some salt and pepper.
Comment: A solid performer but not in the same league as the 1982 25 Years Old.
7.1
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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