Port Ellen


ABV 59%
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Brand: Port Ellen, Signatory
Expression: 1978
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 59%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 23
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Quite austere, linseed oil, pepper, olive with phenolic notes of tar/creosote, sea shells, a light kippery note, pipe smoke.
Palate: Great savoury start. Bursts in the mouth. Still austere, the olive and tarry smoke is there but spice as well. Huge presence.
Finish: Long, powerful.
Comment: Classy. A top-notch Port Ellen which manages to be austere yet filled with texture and rich flavours.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Delicately phenolic. Summer shower on a bonfire. Shellfish. Sea-lettuce. Cinnamon. Thyme. Hint of leather.
Palate: Sweet maltiness and butterscotch balanced by the sharpness of the spirit. Herring in oatmeal.
Finish: Dryness. Fizzy pepperiness.
Comment: More body and richness than the '79. Still not a great warrior but a hearty fisherman.
Visit the distillery
Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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