Port Ellen

Aged 25 Years, Special Release 2005

ABV 57.4%
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Brand: Port Ellen
Expression: Aged 25 Years, Special Release 2005
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
ABV: 57.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 54
Tasting notes
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Germolene, whiteboard marker pens, tarry rope, and blackberries. Undiluted there is a light vegetal note that becomes silagey with water.
Palate: A lovely viscious texture at cask strength, with dark chocolate melting in pools of sweet, peaty butter.
Finish: Incessant phenols that cling till breakfast.
Comment: Old, intense and busting for an olifactory fight. Complex and grizzly, like Clint Eastwood in The Unforgiven.
Taster   Owen Barstow
Nose: A dry smokiness with toffee and biscuit undertones. Maybe the brief tang of tropical fruits at the end? Pineapple?
Palate: Sweet at first, then drying. Honey and lemon. Salty mango lassie?
Finish: Oily and warming. Well structured phenols lead to a delightful wood smoke conclusion.
Comment: Well balanced and well structured. Instantly appetising.
Visit the distillery
Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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