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Port Ellen

37 Year Old 750ml Limited Edition Distilled 1979 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Port Ellen 37 year old Distilled 1979 Islay Whisky Single malt Limited edition Scotch whisky
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As they so delicately put it, it'd be like a comedian having the option to suddenly cancel a show if they're not feeling up to it. Not on our watch, they said. You'll do a write up whether you like it or not, they said. And be funny, they said.

So here we are, doing a write up and being funny.

Alcohol cannot be sold to individuals younger than 18

The 17th release of Port Ellen is another excellent dram, this time offering light, sweet fruit notes gradually evolving into earthier, oakier, smokier characteristics that leave you in no doubt of its elegance and complexity. Due to the limited number of casks left, there’s always the danger that each release of Port Ellen will be the last.

This 37-year-old whisky was distilled in 1979 and is created from a vatting of eight American oak refill casks.

Tasting Notes
  • Nose: Grassy dunes, perhaps even some bison grass, alongside sugared soft fruits before the smoke starts to emerge, building to peaty kipper notes.

  • Finish: Fragrant smoke, quite dusty, some scorched earth - some of the earthiness of the 2016 release evident on the finish.

  • Palate: Nice and chewy, and once again sweet at first, with a touch of vermouth. Some more herbal oak notes and toasted almonds develop. Subtlety is key throughout here.

Product Specifications
  • 700ml bottle
  • ABV: 51%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery bottling
  • Country: Scotland
  • 37 Year Old
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