Port Ellen

9th Release, 1979, 30 Years Old

ABV 57.7%
REVIEWED Issue 85
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Specifications
Brand: Port Ellen
Expression: 9th Release, 1979, 30 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
Year of bottling: 2009
ABV: 57.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 85
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy and smoky. Bonfire on a wet day. Damp straw. Bog myrtle. Wet sandand shells. In time, vanilla swirls up with lemonade to bring in a sweet touch. With water, freshly squeezed lemon.
Palate: Sweet and crisp. Lemon sherbet, hints of lemon grass. The smoke keepsmainly backstage.
Finish: Lingering, soothing on marzipan.
Comment: A wonderful freshener on a warm summer day, citrussy and smokierthan phenolic.
8.6
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Initially closed then this marine character wakes up. Damp embers,bracken, samphire. A citrus edge lurks after a while.
Palate: The smoke comes at the end after citrus sweets, lemon drops andorange sherberts.
Finish: Long with lemon drizzle cake.
Comment: Another great outdoors dram to pep the spirits up.
8.4
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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