"A Rare Find" - Port Ellen Single Malt Scotch Whisky Aged Over 33 Years
Closed in 1983, Port Ellen has since become one of the most sought-after whiskies in the world. Increasingly rare, spirit produced at the distillery demonstrates some of the finest character found on the island of Islay.
Palate: Spicy Oak tempered with and green apple. Hints of old oak furniture
Finish: Soot, orange peel dusted with nutmeg; a lingering coastal breeze
Overall: Simply sublime
|Description||A Rare Find|
|Output from cask (bottles)||249|
|Country of origin||Scotland|
Port Ellen was opened in 1824, later than its neighbours on Islay’s south coast. It was built by Alexander Mackay, on the site of a malt mill which had possibly been supplying the many illicit distillers on the Oa Peninsula.
Port Ellen’s smokiness is quite different to the rest of its neighbours on Islay’s south coast, being both highly maritime in nature alongside a sharp lemon element, light tar and some oiliness in the texture.
In 1983 the distillery closed forever. Port Ellen’s fame only really came after the distillery doors had been firmly bolted. Stocks are dwindling… and prices are rising.