A tough lad with a lot of muscles and energy but not deprived of finesse. Tastes young. Invigorating like a walk by a shore on a 'dricht'
7th Release, 1979, 28 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A mariner. Iodinic and smoky. Smoked venison,tarred rope. Peat reek soars above a sweet malty note. Hint of candyfloss. Demerara sugar syrup.
Palate: Tangy. Then the sweet Demerara note perceived on the nose soothes the alcohol bite. Smoked meat. Minty freshness.
Finish: Smoky, sooty and sweet.
Comment: A tough lad with a lot of muscles and energy but not deprived of finesse. Tastes young. Invigorating like a walk by a shore on a 'dricht'
Nose: Smoke. Eucalypt/bog myrtle,then vetiver. Light oiliness then spent BBQ charcoal and salt air. With water:salt\rencrusted fresh fish,sea breezes.\rPerfume and peat smoke.
Palate: As the nose with added oyster liquor. Sweet and oily.The sweetness is revealed then a huge salty wave\rbreaks over the tonsils.
Finish: Very very long the flavours lasting right down the throat.
Comment: A classic Port Ellen. A must-buy for peat heads.
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