Rare Malts Selection

Port Ellen

1978, Aged 22 Years

ABV 60.5%
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Brand: Port Ellen, Rare Malts Selection
Expression: 1978, Aged 22 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
ABV: 60.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 15
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Almost kippery in its style of smokiness. Beguiling!!
Palate: The sweet coating of malt is defenceless against the pulsing peat.
Finish: Magnificently long. The balance is exemplary with the oak confined to bitter chocolate amid the intensifying malt.
Comment: This is whisky for the true connoisseur; exactly how a great old Islay should be. But why, oh why, did this distillery have to die?
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fruity, seaweed, bay leaves, and olive oil.
Palate: Big bodied. Slightly sticky. Chewy. Edible seaweed. Parsley.
Finish: Hugely salty and equally peppery.
Comment: Pungent, powerful and appetising. A dram for the Islay-lover and connoisseur. This distillery should be revived.
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Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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