Port Ellen


ABV 43%
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Brand: Port Ellen, Signatory
Expression: 1979
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Lean, green olive/sap with a belch of kiln smoke behind. Water shows immense smokiness: tarry ropes, sea thrift, fishermen's jumpers and a little burst of citrus.
Palate: Direct, dry. More of the kiln than the seashore. Oily.
Finish: Smoky, dry.
Comment: The smokier of the two, but doesn't have the roundness and complexity of the '78.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Faint sea echo. Distant peat. Sea-scallop. Vanilla. Custard. Orange sherbet. Touch of lavender.
Palate: Light, sweet and gentle. Maltier, then marine.
Finish: Warm, dry, open-hearted. Water brings back peaty flavour.
Comment: A rather pleasant dram but a paler version of Port Ellen.
Visit the distillery
Port Ellen (Closed 1983) Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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