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Port Ellen

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Official 2nd release 91/100
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Official 3rd release 88/100
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0 2
Official 5th release 90/100
1
0 1
Official 8th release 86/100
1
0 1
Official 9th release 92/100
1
0 1
Official 7th release 92/100
1
0 1 Forum
Official Rare Malts 22 years 89/100
5
3 2 Forum
Official 4th release 90/100
6
3 3 Forum
Official 28 years, Seventh release (2007) 91/100
1
1 0
Official 11th release 89/100
1
1 0
Official 12th release 91/100
3
0 3 Forum
Official 10th release 94/100
3
0 3 Forum
Acorn Acorn's natural malt selection, 24 years 88/100
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1 0
Berry Bros and Rudd Berry's own selection 1982, 46% 84/100
1
1 0
Berry Bros and Rudd Berry's own selection 1982, 55.6% (LMDW) 89/100
2
2 0 Forum
Berry Bros and Rudd Berry's own selection 1982-2008, 46% 0/100
Berry Bros and Rudd Berry's own selection 1982, 56.1% 0/100
Blackadder Raw Cask 26 yo 91/100
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0 1
Bladnoch forum bottlings 24 years, Bladnoch bottling 87/100
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2 1 Forum
Bladnoch forum bottlings 25 years, Bladnoch bottling 88/100
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2 1
C&S Dram 1982/2010 91/100
1
0 1 Forum
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 25 years old, 60.4% 93/100
1
1 0
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, 24 years old, 58.2% 90/100
2
1 1 Forum
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Islay Whisky Shop 92/100
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0 1
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 23 years #2175 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
Douglas Laing Provenance: 18 years, Winter distillation 86/100
5
5 0
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 23 years #3110 89/100
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1 3 Forum
Douglas Laing Provenance: 19 years, Spring distillation 90/100
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4 0 Forum
Douglas Laing Provenance: 22 years, Spring distillation 88/100
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1 0
Douglas Laing Platinum collection 27 years 1978-2005 93/100
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2 0
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 21 years 93/100
1
0 1 Forum
Dun Eideann 1980-1998 89/100
1
0 1 Forum
Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 26 years 0/100
Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 27 years 87/100
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1 18 WDTSRG
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur's Choice 1982 85/100
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0 2 Forum
Gordon & MacPhail 1969-1985 G&M Meregalli import 64,7% 75cl 97/100
1
0 1 Forum
Ian McLeod 1982, 26 years 90/100
1
0 1 Forum
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland 1983 84/100
2
3 7 BT2007
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland 1983, 46% 81/100
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2 0
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland 1983, 55% 85/100
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1 1
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland, 1982-2005 88/100
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0 1 Forum
La Part des Anges Pda 359 1982-2006 90/100
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0 5
M&H 1982 91/100
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0 1
Malts of Scotland 1983, Bourbon hogshead 0/100
Malts of Scotland 1982, Sherry Hogshead 93/100
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1 0
Malts of Scotland 32 years 88/100
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0 1
Norse Cask Selection 28 years Norse Cask 1979-2007 92/100
1
0 1 Forum
Old Bothwell Wine & Spirits 1982, 26 years 89/100
1
0 1 Forum
Old Bothwell Wine & Spirits 1983, 26 years, for Thosop 91/100
1
0 1 Forum
Scott's Selection Scott's Selection 1981 88/100
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1 0
Signatory Cask Strength Collection 1982 - 2007 92/100
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0 2 Forum
Signatory 1979 88/100
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0 1
Signatory Decanter Collection Edition 2 1978 84/100
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4 0
Signatory Decanter Collection Edition 1 1978 87/100
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5 0
Signatory 25 years, for La Maison du Whisky 93/100
1
0 1 Forum
Signatory 26 years, for La Maison du Whisky, 2nd release 89/100
9
0 9 BT2011
Silver Seal 19 years, Sestante 91/100
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0 1
Specialty Drinks Ltd Elements of Islay, Pe1 92/100
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0 2 Forum
Specialty Drinks Ltd PE5 92/100
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0 1 Forum
The Nectar Daily Dram Port Ellen 1982 92/100
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0 1
The Whisky Agency 27 years, 1982 87/100
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0 1 Forum
The Whisky Fair 24 years 91/100
1
0 1 Forum
Whiskysite/QV.ID 1982-2010 91/100
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0 1
Wilson & Morgan Twenty Three 90/100
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1 1
Wilson & Morgan Thirty 0/100

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Port-Ellen

Rare Malts 22 years

Collection
Rare Malts
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
60,9 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2000
Bottle
4480 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 89/100
The colour is deep yellow with golden glints, The oily and iodised nose reveals intensively peat smoke (smoked fish)
The rich and smooth palate evokes sticky peat and develops well balanced between the salty and peppery fragrances.
The long finish continues on bitter chocolate and malted peaty barley notes.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
Despite the high percentage of alcohol of this edition, the nose detects delicate smoky hints. The palate, pleasant but dominated by alcohol, confirms the quality of this malt from a definitively closed distillery. A long finish evoking the malted barley, crowns it all. This bottling, although excellent, is certainly not the best whisky produced by this mythic distillery.
79/100
A very rich and complex nose, mixing peat smoke to slight citrus hints on a iodine and malt background. In short a whole world on itself. The first impression in the palate is a burning sensation, due to the exceptional alcohol degree, but it quickly gives way to a firework at sensations, from spices to salt through malt and cashew nuts. A very long finish with chocolate and peat reminiscences. An excellent bottle.
88/100
The nose is both iodized and peated, complex with notes of citrus fruit. The same citrus fruit are first present in a dry palate. The mouth developes on more rounded impressions after a while. Peat smoke delicately modifies the acid impression, before being itself replaced by some nutty taste. The percentage of alcohol is clearly perceptible. The finish is rather long, first on citrus notes, before evoluating on warmer and more bitter impressions.
88/100

Port-Ellen

4th release

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
56,2 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2004
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Forum 90/100
Port Ellen 4th release
Personal Comment

The nose is first marked by citrus fruits (lemon) and then by grass and finally iodine and peat on a background of smoke. The rather complex taste is marked by the degree of alcohol and varies between peaty smoke and barley with a slight after taste of wood or hazelnuts, and some chocolate hints. A very nice finish, even if it becomes dry after a few minutes, with hints of dried fruits (hazelnut, nut) and a very pleasant touch of spices and some woody impressions.
88/100

A remarkable nose, consisting in farmlike smells, ( wet hay), marine hints, iodine and salt and very nice spicy/peppery notes on a peaty background with some smoky notes. In the palate, the first thing to appear is peat, with some slightly acid hints, citrus fruit and a fine woody impression. The alcohol is very present, with a tingling sensation as a result. The palate is rather complex, spicy and peated. A very nice finish, lingering and warm, subtle balance between peat and citrus fruits. The memory of the alcohol continues to haunt this malt, which is a pitty, because without this little flaw, this whisky would be simply perfect. And the percentage of alcohol does not justify this little deception, as many other cask strengths are stronger but less annoying...
88/100

A very nice spicy nose, a touch of fine wood and remote hints of hay. Discrete sea air with its salty and sea spray components.
A very nice complexity in the palate, with tastes developing from woody bitterness to citrus notes before developing clearly on wood, chocolate and coffee.
The finish is powerful and pleasantly marked by wood and this coffee hints are still there. An excellent whisky.
Compared to previous notes, it seem that the annoying alcohol dominations has dimmed (the bottle has been opened a few months ago) and the whisky has clearly improved.
90/100



Port-Ellen

Provenance: 18 years, Winter distillation

Collection
Provenance
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
Sherry
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86/100
The colour is amber, with copper glints. The fine nose reveals medicinal and slightly peaty hints.
The palate, more peaty, is dominated by malted barley and liquorice.
The subtle sherry gives the whisky its oily and sweet character.
The finish develops on grilled malted barley and on roasting and black chocolate hints

(La Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
This version leaves a very good impression behind, although less imperishable as the 19 years old version in the same collection. But it stays an excellent, amazingly balanced whisky, with some peaty and smoky hints. Very sweet, the finish is rather long. This is an exceptional whisky and the happy few who own it should reserve it for great occasions.
88/100
A second tasting revealed some frank sherry hints, mixed with peat. The nose remains very pleasant and the taste is excellent. However, the sherry domination makes that this bottle loses one point in the general appreciation. The finish remains lingering and pleasant.
84/100
The nose detects a rather complex mix of peat and fruits (apple) on a medicinal background. Sherry is present too. In the palate, a slightly smoky peat dominates, with a clear hint of liquorice or violet and a discrete touch of acidity (green apple?) crowns the taste. The finish is warm and pleasant, even if it is a bit dry with a touch of acidity. It is however not too long.
84/100
A nice nose, where a nice presence is denoted. Hazelnut smells on a peaty and slightly smoky background. Slightly spicy notes, a touch of sherry. The mouth is first rather dry, with a nice complexity, mix of peat and liquorice.The first dryness makes room for a nice oily palate after a while, when some bitter notes are coming up. Wood is pleasantly present at the end. The lingering finish is warm and very pleasant, perfectly in touch with the late mouth, and sherry comes discretly up at the end.
88/100 .

Port-Ellen

Provenance: 19 years, Spring distillation

Collection
Provenance
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
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Forum 90/100
Personal Comment
This Islay distillery is (for ever?) closed since 1984. This is the saddest news for Islay whisky lovers. If the perfection would exist, this would really apply to this exceptional bottling. It is really difficult to rate that bottle, because it's a pure perfection. The best rate I could give it is 20, even if this is rather impossible. Rating it under this level would oblige me to reconsider all other bottlings... The quality of this malt which matured for 19 years near the sea in oak casks is really surprisingly. It even makes forget its price, which does not allow anybody to buy it. But the pleasure provided by this whisky justifies anything... A nearly perfect whisky!!!
93/100
Very strange. A second tasting resulted in 18/20. The influence of the mood from the moment is definitively important. A pleasant and relatively discrete smoke smell followed by a subtle peaty malt taste make this whisky a fantastic one. The final seemed shorter than the first time. This means again that a single tasting is not sufficient to make an objective quotation.
84/100
A very complex nose, marked by peat and iodine, with some bitter hints probably due to the long stay in the cask. All this impressions form a very harmonious whole. In the palate, the taste is first marked by the wood, and this dims rather quickly to leave room to citrus fruits, still with clear peat and smoke fragrances, but perfectly balanced with the other aromas. A lingering finish, with a mix of tastes from honey to lemon, and the sea is never far away. Really an excellent whisky.
88/100
The nose is really remarkable, very complex and balanced, with some peat and nice marine hints on a malty and smokey background. In the mouth, some rich peat, nice but discrete citrus hints, smoke, salt, the whole perfectly balanced. Balance and complexity characterize this whisky. Some bitterness, nutty taste discreetely hidden behind the other aromas. A very nice finish, lingering, with marine and chocolate hints. A very amazing bottle. Really close to perfection. The enthousiasm of the first tasting is back...
93/100

Port-Ellen

Provenance: 22 years, Spring distillation

Collection
Provenance
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 2102
Dates
Distil: spring 1983 Bottling: summer 2005
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88/100
Port Ellen 22 ans Provenance
Carrying a marriage of the sea and fruitiness on the nose, enjoy its saline and marine quality alongside the nuances of its Sherry cask heritage. On the palate, an initially dry fore-taste runs to pepperiness, softened by the characteristics of the cask. The finish is long, warming, smoky plus the archetypal old leather frop Port Ellen which runs on and on, tinged late by sea-weed and iodine.
(note of the bottler)
Personal Comment
The nose is amazingly fresh, with even wome cut grass hints (very amazing for an Islay), some citrus notes, a light veil of smoke and some slightly medicinal touches. A very interesting nose. In the palate, some fine oily peat is discretely but clearly present. A nice complexity wavering between peat and chocolate. A rather oily impression, very pleasant and without any aggressivity and a touch of bitterness give this whisky a nice complexity in the mouth. A touch of smoke also. The finish is lingering and warm, even complex as the mouth was, beginning on clearly peaty notes, developing on woody hints and finally giving some acidity in retro-olfaction before just coming back on the first peaty impression.
88/100

Port-Ellen

Old Malt Cask, 23 years

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
refill butt
Cask number
single cask 3110
Dates
Distil: 02/1983 Bottling: 11/2006
Bottle
541 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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Forum 89/100
Port Ellen Old Malt Cask
Personal Comment
A spicy and slightly aggressive nose. Some ether notes which fortunately disappear quite soon to make room for sherry and cooked plum ones.
In the palate the first impression is some rough acidity recalling the nose aggressiveness. he mouth is quite linear. Some notes of walnut and earth, but not really spectacular.
The finish is long, quite fresh, with clear medical hints mixed to liquorice and the whole shows some metal character.
79/100

Port-Ellen

Platinum collection 27 years 1978-2005

Collection
Platinum Collection
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
54,8 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Bottle
396 btls
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93/100
Port Ellen Platinum
Robustly and distinctly sherried on the nose, it is only on "opening" that its salty and maritime heritage is revealed, so what a surprise on the palate when the phenolic qualities of Islay impact massively, combined with ginger an all manner of tongue-tingling spices together with the sherry fructiferousness. The finish is long, smoky and spicy, with the typical Port Ellen leathery characteristics.
(notes of the bottler)
Personal Comment
The nose is particularly nice, both fruity (green apple, red currant), both sweet and slightly acid with discrete woody hints. A touch of very discrete smoke as well. This nose announces a very great whisky. The mouth is very pleasant and marvelously complex, with a nice mix of acid sensations, hints of malt, tobacco, some wood. A real firework in the palate. The whole is perfectly balanced, without any agressiveness and with a smooth impression, close to a milky sensation. Something like a yogurt with green apples. The lingering finish is pleasant, marked by both cereals and light citrus hints.
93/100
A very clear nose with an elegant mix of light smoke and discrete peat, in a perfect balance. Behind this dominant fragrances, some sherry hints and fruity notes. Spices as well. Very nice balance, nice complexity, a very fine nose. In the palate, an unusual complexity, with first some woody notes, with slightly acid citrus hints mixed with tobacco and leather notes, which appear after a while, before making room for clear oily peat hints, delicately integrated in the whole. The mouth, just like the nose, is characterized by an amazing balance and a very large palette of fragrances. Some chocolate notes at the end. The finish is cast in the same mould. Long and pleasant, with first the chocolate hints of the mouth, where peaty memories are mixed after a few minutes, the whole being very finely balance.
93/100

Port-Ellen

Decanter Collection Edition 1 1978

Collection
Decanter Collection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
58,4 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Porto
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Extremely distinguished, this version of Port Ellen has been refined for 6 months in Port casks. The combination of malted/peaty barley with Port is really subtle.
Personal Comment
This bottle is really remarkable. The excellent collection marketed by Signatory let us discover an excellent cask strength from one of the most mythic distilleries of Islay. All the richness and complexity of a great Islay malt, but the Port finish is not really suitable for raced whiskies as the ones from Islay or Campbeltown (personal opinion). The Port sweetness hides the peaty and smoked character of the malt. The finish is exceptional: long and pleasant. The price is too high, and could discourage a lot of people.
84/100
The second tasting confirmed the port domination on the taste, but what a pleasure from the very first nosing. The finish is really exceptional, and the wonderful bottle deserves more than the quotation from the first tasting.
88/100
The third tasting confirmed the great pleasure given by this bottle from a disappeared distillery. THe rich nose announces great things, and the palate just confirms the first impression, the sweet Port added to the complexity of this great whisky slightly peated. A rather long finish, and ... this is a very great whisky.
88/100
A very nice and rich nose, marked by the sweetness of port and some hints of iodine on a peaty and discrete smoky background. In the palate a real explosion of tastes. A very great complexity, mixing the sweetness of port with the maritime character of this whisky, with its hints of salt and peaty smoke. A great finish, where the sweetness of the port, allied to the strength of the see continues the pleasure for long minutes.
88/100
A pleasantly smoked nose with nice fruity notes. In addition some hints of wet hay, and some sea impressions too, with iodine and some salt. The sea is present but does not really dominate. The port finish gives the whole interesting smoothness. The palate is very complex, with acid fruit hints mixed to chocolate notes. Some discrete peat behind a light veil of smoke. The finish is pleasantly long and the port sweetness is rather present.
88/100

Port-Ellen

Decanter Collection Edition 2 1978

Collection
Decanter Collection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
59,3 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Porto
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Extremely distinguished, this version of Port Ellen has been refined for 6 months in Port casks. The combination of malted/peaty barley with Port is really subtle
Personal Comment
A marvelous malted barley fragrance, mixed with port hints announce an exceptional bottle. Despite the high percentage of alcohol, it's a real pleasure for the palate. This malt is really subtle and complex. None of the typical Islay hints (peat and smoke) are present, which can be regrettable for this famous distillery, closed for about 20 years, but whose whisky still haunts the spirits of all whisky lovers around the world. An exceptionally long finish crowns all. One problem however: the daunting price of this bottle....
84/100
The nose is remarkably perfumed, with however some aggression feeling due to the high degree of alcohol. However, the smell is very pleasant, mixing malt, port and bee wax. The taste, even though marked by the alcohol, is very pleasant, complex, with hints of black chocolate, malt and peat, subtly mixed to other sweeter touches, inherited from the Port cask. The warm finish is extraordinary long and pleasant, and recalls for a while the great complexity of this whisky, with some peaty notes.
84/100
The nose is rather fresh, with some discrete smokey hints, malted barley and a hint of chocolate on the background. Some was and honey as well. In the mouth a slightly bitter touch adds to the nose sensations, with smooth liquorice notes behind some dry peaty hints giving this whisky a nice complexity. A nice finish, peaty with some liquorice at the end. A nice bottle.
84/100
A fruity nose. Some peat and smoke but also a tingling impression. A touch of acidity. A very nice nose marked by a mix of malt and plum.
The mouth is both bitter and acid, relatively complex but developing on the same taste palette as the nose, where the dry woody touches alternate with some slightly monotone acidity.
The finish is pleasantly long, very warm, and above all marked by the woody bitterness.
84/100

Port-Ellen

Best Casks of Scotland 1983

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
First fill sherry
Cask number
single cask 1346
Dates
Distil: 1983 Bottling: 2004
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BT2007 84/100
Port Ellen Jean Boyer

Nice and complex notes due to the nice first fill sherry cask: prickly pear, plum, currants in addition to the powerful peat, iodine and malt aromas of Port Ellen.
This 520 litres cask has been distilled on March 22, 1983 and bottled in September 2004 at 46%.
Due to angel share, only 380 bottles could be produced.
(Comment of the producer)

Personal Comment
The rather floral nose reveals very nice notes of smoke, pear and iodine on the background. Something like haddock in a bunch of roses. Unfortunately, the expectations woke by the nose are not verified in the palate. The mouth is slightly marked by the alcohol, which makes the whisky lose a part of its charms. After a while, the aromas develop ant the peat and discrete smoke are still present. The finish is pleasant but a bit short, and comes back on malt on a peaty background.
84/100
Quite a nuanced nose with fruit (banana) and malt and a touch of smoke on the background. Light chocolate and nutty notes. Discrete peat.
The mouth is a mix of malt, chocolate and peat with touches of slightly acid notes giving the whole a nice freshness. Pleasant but could have some more body and complexity at the first tasting. Letting the whisky for some seconds in the palate helps developing its qualities. The lack at body seems to turn in excessive discretion and refinement.
The finish is long and keeps the memory of the malt and of this little acid touch before developing on warm chocolate hints.
84/100

Port-Ellen

Scott's Selection 1981

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
57,7 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Port Ellen Scott's selection 1981
Colour: straw. Nose: yes, this one is more typical, with much more tar and notes of brand new tyres right at first nosing but those are not as bold as in the, say official Rare Malts. Quite some lemon as well, together with some nice farmy notes (hay) and something slightly caramelly that makes this one quite rounder. Quite some vanilla and oak, which is unusual with most UDV – Diageo malts, especially the Islayers. A little coffee as well. Anyway, the balance is perfect, even if we’d have liked a little more ‘wildness’.
Mouth: quite sweet at first sip but growing quite punchier and, once again, sort of ‘invading’. More citrusy (and less lemony), with quite some orange marmalade, candied grapefruit, kumquats, quince jelly and lots of smoky, tary flavours. Gets then quite peppery, almost a la Talisker…
It stays very creamy and almost liquor-like, though, with a little salt starting to play with your tongue after a moment, and the finish is long ‘as a day with no bread’, very sweet and peppery. Excellent! The palate is as nice as the Whisky Fair’s, in fact, and probably bolder and even creamier – but the nose is a little less pure, so it’s going to be ‘only’ 91 points.
(Serge Valentin )
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly marked by spices and rubber. Behind this first impression, nice hints of citrus fruits and dryed grass. A strong smell, slightly pungent, an nice complexity announcing lots of pleasure at the tasting. In the palate, citrus is first present, slightly acid, but soon developing on malty smoothness, but this smoothness is a bit tempered by the alcohol percentage. After a while alcool makes room to a wonderful malty sweetness, even some toffee touches. A very nice finish, lingering and warm, smooth with some smoke on the background.
88/100

Port-Ellen

24 years, Bladnoch bottling

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
60,4 %
Bottler
Bladnoch forum bottlings
Cask number
single cask 2461
Dates
Distil: 13-10-1982 Bottling: 11-2006
Bottle
644 btls
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Forum 87/100
Port Ellen 24 Bladnoch bottling
Personal Comment
The relatively dry mouth is dominated by peat, before developing on coffee and chocolate notes. Quite complex and very pleasant. The percentage of alcohol (60,4) does not hinder at all and the finish is nicely bitter. Walnut and some woody, but without exaggeration. A very nice balance, just in the same notes the palate and the nose were. In my opinion, a great Port Ellen.
84/100
A remarkably smoky and peaty nose. Hints of chocolate and an entrancing smell of hazelnuts. The palate, first very dry and peaty, developes quickly to a smoother impression, while perfectly staying in the line of the nose: chocalate, smoke, peat, moke, someting magic. The very long and pleasant finish justs prolongs the pleasure.
88/100

Port-Ellen

25 years, Bladnoch bottling

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
58,1 %
Bottler
Bladnoch forum bottlings
Cask number
single cask 2036
Bottle
638 btls
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88/100
Port Elle 25 Bladnoch
Personal Comment
Very nice sea aromas (salt, seaweed) mixed with some rather discrete peat and a quite dominating smoke. The whole in perfect balance.
The palate is remarkable too. he first mouth is very dry but develops fortunately quick on quite complex notes where slight hints of ripe fruit are mixed with slight woody notes, with smoke and peat which remain both present without dominating the whole.
Very nice finish too, lingering and smoky. The happiness goes on for minutes. Another great bottling from Bladnoch.
88/100
The nose is clearly dominated by peat with presence of iodine and sea spray.
The mouth is quite complex, on peat, smoke coffee and chocolate hints. Really nice mouth.
The finish is very long with the same aroma's between chocolate, coffee and peat.
84/100

Port-Ellen

Berry's own selection 1982, 46%

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 2469
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2007
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84/100
Port Ellen 1982 Berry Bros & Rudd
Personal Comment
A nice oily peat characterizes the first nose. A very refined peat with clear hints of smoke on the background. A sea impression too. Peat, salt and iodine seem to be the main characteristics. The palate is marked by nice developments from peat. A slow evolution to slightly fruity notes and some nice hints clearly marked by chocolate, But peat remains dominating. The finish is warm and divided between peat and an impression of sweet warmth, on quite neutral motes developing soon on milk chocolate hints.
84/100

Port-Ellen

Berry's own selection 1982, 55.6% (LMDW)

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
55,6 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 2470-2472
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2007
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Port Ellen 1982 Berry Bros & Rudd Cask Strength
Personal Comment
An encouraging nose with nice sherry notes and interesting chocolate hints. Nice complexity, specially after a few minutes of aeration, as the first contact with this whisky is quite marked by alcohol but fortunately this is dimming rather soon. Spices and exotic fruits .
In the mouth, this is quite a firework with nice fruity notes and a kind of bitter acidity developing soon on very refined and fresh woody hints. Sea is not far neither...
The finish is long and pleasant and marked by the memory of a mix of malty sweetness and a light woody bitterness and smoke traces. A very nice bottle.
88/100
Color: Amber
A hint of smoke, a hint of peat, a hint of hazelnut, a hint of sherry. This is a perfectly balanced whisky with a very wide range of odors. A slight tingling however, due to an alcohol which we guess it could be better controlled. But the whole is exceptionally nice.
The first impression in the mouth is nice, and this whisky develops all its complexity here. Acid notes, followed by hints of smoke, all on a well present sherry background. Here too in the begin, alcohol is slightly disturbing but fortunately it manages very quickly.
A long, warm finish which does not belie anything from the mouth. A nice mix of sherry and smoke with a hint of peat in the background form the core of this very pleasant finish.
90/100

Port-Ellen

Berry's own selection 1982, 56.1%

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 2850
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Port Ellen Berry Bros 1982
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Cask Collection, 24 years old, 58.2%

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
58,2 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask number
single cask 2463
Dates
Distil: 13-10-1982 Bottling: 15-06-2007
Bottle
0 of 467 btls
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Forum 90/100
Port Ellen Dewar Rattray 24
Personal Comment
A nice nose marked by a light oily peat and quite clear hints of leather together with sea spray. A nice balance promising lots of pleasure. Discrete chocolate hints as well.
In the palate, this whisky is immediately very pleasant, with still the presence of oily peat and acid hints giving it a remarkable freshness before developing on smoother notes, with a kind of salted chocolate hints. Nice complexity. Excellent impression in the mouth.
The finish is long and continuously develops between acid hints marked by alcohol and a persistent after-taste where peat and sea salt remain together with this chocolate impression.
88/100

Port-Ellen

Cask Collection, 25 years old, 60.4%

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
60,4 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 2466
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2008
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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93/100
Port Ellen 25 yo Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment
Couleur: Vieil or.
Magnifique nez marqué par de très belles notes de café et de chocolat, du sherry, de la tourbe et du fruit. Une exceptionnelle complexité, une grande chaleur et beaucoup de bonheur. Pourvu que la suite soit du même tonneau.
Une excellente impression dès la première attaque en bouche. Un torrent de notes entre le malt le chocolat et la tourbe. Si le tout premier contact est cependant un peu rude, et que la bouche n'est pas extrêmement complexe, ce whisky est proche de la perfection. Que du plaisir... Une constante évolution entre les notes de café et le chocolat, une texture extrêmement agréable, bref une merveille.
Une finale exceptionnellement longue et chaude. Toujours dans le registre chocolaté de la bouche. Parfaitement équilibrée cette finale prolonge le bonheur du début de cette dégustation.
93/100

Port-Ellen

Acorn's natural malt selection, 24 years

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
55,6 %
Bottler
Acorn
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2007
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88/100
Port Ellen Acorn 24
Personal Comment
A nice nose with hints of plum jam, chocolate, refined wood and sherry. A touch of peat and a veil of smoke.
The mouth is first very pleasantly marked by a great freshness, developing slowly on beautiful and coloured woody notes, the whole within a nice complexity. Very interesting hints of wood, hazelnut and sherry make this whisky a very interesting experience. Obvious presence of salty see whiffs.
The finish is specially lingering, mixing freshness to a light bitterness, and leaving a pleasant memory of a very nice refined sherry.
88/100

Port-Ellen

25 years, for La Maison du Whisky

Collection
Cask strength Collection, Colector's Edition
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
55,7 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 1203
Dates
Distil: 08-04-1982 Bottling: 11-09-2007
Bottle
170 of 255 btls
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Forum 93/100
2 lmdw
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Rarest of the Rare 26 years

Collection
Rarest of the Rare
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 674
Dates
Distil: 03 1983 Bottling: 01 2010
Bottle
73 of 282 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Port Ellen 26
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

1982, Sherry Hogshead

Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
58,6 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12017
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
16 of 298 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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93/100
Port Ellen 1982 MOS
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
Toast, discrete peat, barbecue smoke, mocha ... A nice complex nose, very balanced. Here's another nose that seems to change constantly. A whisky that requires time to find everything he has to give. And it seems particularly generous.
Mouth immediately contrasts with the relative discretion of the nose. Here there is a firework of sensations close to each other, so nuanced. Chocolate, coffee, mocha, heat, pleasure. A marvel of balance and complexity.
The finish is particularly long and hot. Here too, nothing but happiness. The pleasure continues for very long minutes.
This is a whisky which we would struggle to find something negative ...
93/100


Port-Ellen

Thirty

Collection
W&M Collector's Edition
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
56,7 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 2031
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
390 of 420 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Port Ellen 30 WM
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Best Casks of Scotland 1983, 46%

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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81/100
Personal Comment
A nice nose, marked by discrete peat and floral hints. Some slightly medicinal touches appear after a while. A bit of acidity and some spices complete the impression. The mouth is first both slightly bitter and acid before developing on mort woody fragrances, where the bitterness remains. One could have expected more complexity, as the nose was really promising. The finish is interesting, as the woody bitterness slowly developes on chocolate notes, while the acid notes diseappear progressively.
79/100
A very nice nose, marked by pepper and some discrete peat. Marine notes with iodine hints are quite present with some fruit hints behind. In the palate, first peat, followed by fruity notes (banana). Despite an impression of nice maturity and balance, this oily mouth is not really spectacular. The finish is lingering and hints of peat prolong the pleasure for long minutes.
79/100

Port-Ellen

Best Casks of Scotland 1983, 55%

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
55,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
refill sherry cask
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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85/100
Personal Comment
The nose is surprisingly fresh and marked more by flowers than by peat, even if the latter is present, but discretely. Light sea hints, an impression of salt with spices on the background. The first mouth is dry, slightly acid and pungent. After a while, bitterness seems to dominate. A kind of bitterness, quite different from the woody bitterness which is so usual in whiskies from that age. Then the dryness seems to make room to a very pleasant impression of well balanced whisky. The finish is more bitter, rather long and quite nice. Hazelnut and just a touch of smoke.
84/100
NB: this whisky is from the same cask as the 46% version. Dilution does not appear to change the impression left by this whisky, even if I prefer the cask strength version.

Port-Ellen

28 years, Seventh release (2007)

Age
28 years
Alcohol percentage
53,8 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978
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91/100
Personal Comment

Quite a sea nose with its seaweed, salt and sea spray smells. Nice presence of smoke too. A camp fire on the beach. Behind this dominating flavours, some hints of exotic fruit. Anyway a nice complexity. The first mouth is characterized by a nice roundness followed by a first vague of bitterness before developing on dry fruits, malt and ripe fruits (plum) and some strange chocolate notes come and enrich further (even if there is no need for more richness) this remarkable mouth Remarkable finish. A perfect balance between the smoky and chocolate notes. A whole amazingly balanced and complex.
91/100


Port-Ellen

Berry's own selection 1982-2008, 46%

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
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0/100
Port Ellen BBR 1982
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Rarest of the Rare 27 years

Collection
Rarest of the Rare
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
49,4 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 672
Dates
Distil: 03-1983 Bottling: 05-2010
Bottle
278 btls
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WDTSRG 87/100
Port Ellen 27 Duncan Taylor
Personal Comment
WDTSRG
Nose: Obviously presence of light peat , pretty cool, and medicinal plants, pharmacy notes appear.. (Laphroaig?) Very pleasant nose.
Palace: faithful to the nose, on peat. Peat obviously present. Alcohol under control. Notes of mint on the tongue.
Long and very pleasant on the peat, a little pepper.
93/100
WDTSRG
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose:fine, and chopped peat mixed with lemon and mineral notes, slightly farmy.
Sea notes are not to be outdone with a good amount of iodine, seaweed and seafood
After aeration peat blends beautifully with notes of grain fermentation.
Superb.
Palate: The palate is very mineral on the wet stones and flint, right, and austere.
Peat is present to bring a beautiful structure, both medicinal and tarry.
The peat and minerality that are melted with lemon, almond and oyster.
Lingering finish on the mineral, citrus and marine notes.
That is a superb Islay, not too much peated, without too much wood and remarkable elegance.
92/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Pompix
A first scent of peaty pears! Very fine and very complex, peat is not dominant, and complements a sea breeze (sea water / shells) and a hint of oil and sand. Fruit complete the picture with lemon and always these lovely aromas of pears, pear butter. Softness and a great malt balance announcement.
On the palate, fruit (lemon / white fruit) are combined with barley peaty, smoke and a pleasant sweetness.
The finish is long, partly on the ash and flawless.

92/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Dadamien
The nose of Port Ellen! not aggressive peat. Very beautiful, creamy, a little yellow fruit, sweet with more hints of vanilla, almond milk, even a touch of plum, the whole, balanced by notes of citrus, lemon, apple A very beautiful sea air and a little medicinal side. Wow!
In the mouth, begins slowly, soft peat, followed by a wave that brings sea salt, lemon, citrus, very strong marine algae, medicinal, balanced again by notes of oily almond. The finish is beautiful, very seaworthy, medicinal, citrus, slightly herbaceous, tar, sweet smoke. Long finish that lacks a little punch after 2-3 minutes.
Frankly sublime!
92/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: clear Riesling, slender legs that flow slowly
Nose: medium to high intensity, very well integrated alcohol, sea air, seaweed, fresh fish, peat (the kind in coal / tar), lemony, minty, slightly resinous
Palate: medium to high intensity, the same aromas to the nose, mouth without much development, which in this case is not a default because the flavors are present from beginning to end
Finale: medium to long
Conclusion: A harmonious whisky, pleasant and well melted from beginning to end
91/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Oshen
Nose: Sweet. Starts on a light peat, fine and elegant. Herbs. Smoke. A little bit of metal too. Citrus notes. Harmonious whole, beautiful nose.
Mouth: quite syrupy texture. Starts on wood smoke, ash and peat. Notes of incense. Slightly sweet (honey) and a pinch of salt.
Finish: Long, in the extension of the mouth, mainly on peat and smoke.
90/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw, bright.
Nose: Peat fine, delicately scented. Floral and fruity. Clean cloth and a good dose of conifer. Both softwood and very pleasantly lemony. Citrus peel thrown into the fireplace. Small note milky, vanilla, apricot. Something between the rubber and the new baby clean.
A bit of background ozone and smoke discreet garden fire which goes out in the rain.
Taste: sweet and vanilla, clean, attractive, expressive. The mouth plays the same partition as the nose, nice fruity / floral balance, delicious. First the sweet tangy lemon. Then alcohol, discreet so far, comes back together with smoke and a touch of licorice Florent violet.
Finish: Long, extended by the cold smoke and a slight bitterness.
Comment: A tasty whiskyf or lovers of not too intrusive fruity peat.
88/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: White wine
Nose: The nose is powerful, pungent. Some notes of leather. It is slightly metallic. A smell of fresh beans. Peaty, iodine? The multiple aeration, I feel the smell of cereal.
Mouth: The mouth remains less powerful than the nose. Ash, licorice. It is fresh and fluid. Maybe slightly spicy with hints of coffee.
Slight woody notes are felt after aeration.
Finish: I find it moderately long in the continuity of the mouth. With a slight taste of coffee, dry but very discreet.
Conclusion:
The nose is powerful enough. The flavors are well mastered, and they do not in any sense. I like the evolution.
Mouth, less powerful collapses may be a little bit fast. But the flavors are clear.
The finish will remain not enough long and not enough pronounced for me. But it remains in line with the mouth.
87/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Mars
Nose: Big peat (smoke and earthy fat) with plenty of fruit behind (pear, citrus and some tropical fruit). New make light side and biscuit.
Taste: Fruity and sweet. Still this earthy smoke. It's also lemon, mineral and oil.
Finish: Smoke mixed with citrus, lemon and motor oil. The finish is long and very mineral ..
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: white gold pearl.
Nose: 1st minty nose with an acidic component, like white wine vinegar. Some freshness, fern, juniper. Salt, iodized almost. A slight peaty notes throughout, but very discreet, more like a background for everything else. Over time, animal notes, meaty.
Palate: Very soft and creamy, oily see. Mainly vegetal. A little honey. Peat is more present than in the nose, while one does not detect salt anymore. Shrinking slowly towards notes of dried fruits (cashew nuts).
Finale: As a follow of the mouth, it starts slowly and gradually gains power, pleasant and slightly sweet notes of mint, subtly smoky and peaty. Bitterness appears and grows, but never become invasive. Alcohol hitherto absent is revealed a bit and makes the final warm.
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: iodized, mineral, finely peated, bread / yeast, also burned wood as a backdrop, animal side thereafter (wet dog)
Mouth: quite bright, balanced on the same notes as the nose, but enjoyable short, sweet and savory
Final: dry and bitter, like most peaty ...
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Very similar to a white fruit alcohol (apple), slightly cereal, freshly cut grass, light rubber. I guess it is a whisky at over 50%.
Taste: Definitely more than 50%, high cereals, hops, floral (heather), medicinal hint indicates the presence of peat. No influence of the cask nor wood nor vanilla. Young whisky 10/16 years old.
Final: on peat, slightly meaty and certainly metallic, the tongue becomes rough.
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by RX21
Nose: Citrus
Taste: Tingling, Orange Soda, Peat
Finish: quite short
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Alexandre
The nose opens with fresh marine peat,together with salt and smoke. On an average power, the aeration reveals subtle notes of cold rubber and oil. Atmosphere is very fresh, almost cold, helped by the alcohol, not at all aggressive. Peat gradually makes room to marine salty influences, and a touch of citrus will be noticed notice after a good airing, always smoke in the background. Yet the feeling of freshness, almost monolithic, without being disagreeable. Interesting, but far from complex.
The palate is well balanced between peat and salt. Still nothing openly aggressive, or, conversely, too bland: the alcohol content is perfect. Following aeration, malted barley begins to dominate the mouth, before hints of coffee and dark chocolate, quickly covered with a fresh peat and salt. A hint of smoke. A good balance, if not complex.
The final, long, is still on the same flavors, dominated by peat, always with that touch of freshness. Salt notes remain for a while.
In conclusion, a good tourist guide for peaty (maritim option) whisky , nothing more. But it's already something.

84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Sebou007
Colour: straw or white wine
Nose: first peat (this is an Islay) and hints of sweet, some banana, some white wine. First some sour hints( salt lemon type), suggesting a 10 years old whisky. After a few minutes of opening, the nose is more enticing, always on the Haribo candy with banana.
Alcohol is not felt.
No major difference after adding a drop of water.
Mouth: alcohol well integrated. Chemney fire, praline (very nice), preserved lemon, a little oregano. Very mild bitterness. I prefer the mouth to the nose, which is a bit sour, while the palate is very round.
Adding water brings out the ash and hence the bitterness.
Final: average, on lemon confit and ashes.

A young whisky pleasant citrus (including lemon), banana and ashes.
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Pale yellow
The first nose is almost exclusively composed of dry peat, but fortunately that is changing towards more complexity, releasing notes of leather and discrete odors farm and then a few discrete hints of citrus, while continuing to generate dominant impressions of cold ashes. In general, the nose is quite austere. Pleasant, balanced but not festive, except perhaps for fans of the peat.
In the mouth, a distinctly sour first impression. Citrus and always peat, but unlike the nose, mouth presents a distinctly more complex and enjoyable than the nose. A perpetual back and forth between citrus and peat and smoke. A slight bitterness increases pleasure by increasing the contrasts between the tastes.
The finish is long and warm and perfectly extends the nose. Still resent, this dominant peat and those few nice tangy notes that animated so pleasantly the mouth. Too bad the end is so dry and mineral.
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by PatGVA
N : coconut, vanilla, liquorice, wheat, chocolate, woody, smoky, chicken concentrated, fresh, precise.
M : welle rounded, cream, nice woodiness like santal, balanced
F : short, flowery, light citrus, liquorice, well balanced
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Bpoujol
Color: white wine straw.
Nose a bit closed. Powerful enough. Grain. Light fruity. Vanilla. A bit floral. Aeration opens it and takes a little bland side.
The palate is sweet pastry. Still on the grain (slightly bitter). Always a slight fruitiness.
Finale sweet enough, conformal. Moderately long. Malt. A small sweet point on the end.
A good whisky, but seem a bit young.

83/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Amor57
A distant peat, burnt rubber-based, with touches of ozone (electrical arc) and hazelnut. Simple at first. Aeration does not change and for deepening: house dust, leek, rare citrus, mint, flowers, plaster powder, vanilla, all in small doses.
On the palate, the attack is flat and spices come from the woody bitterness, sugar and caramel, peat distance. And after?
Following is the final that enhances the level of the tasting: mint and spice, a slight bitterness that grows, banana, plum Cythera (exotic fruit) and the pallet leaves slowly up the gentle peaty that will persist long.
82/100

Port-Ellen

1983, Bourbon hogshead

Age
28 years
Alcohol percentage
58,9 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 11011
Dates
Distil: 02/1983 Bottling: 10/2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Port Ellen MOS 1983
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

11th release

Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
53,9 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
2933 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The first nose is aggressive. Significant prickling that fade after a few minutes, thankfully. Beyond first medicinal impressions , very original and interesting bitter freshness that gradually takes over. A mixture of menthol and gentian.
The nose is complex as desired, and the bitter notes of gentian evolve slowly downright woody notes.
On the palate, there is a firework of sensations. It starts, as was the case for the nose by a certain aggressiveness, then quick contrasts between the wood and freshness take it over, making it very nice and complex. An explosion of flavors. A truly exceptional complexity. A big moment, at least after the first surprise was over.
The finish is unfortunately rather pale after this exuberant palate. A mouth like leaves little room for a final ... It is relatively short, but especially marked by the freshness, always mixed with some notes slightly woody.
89/100


Port-Ellen

Twenty Three

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 6769
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2003
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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90/100
Port Ellen WM 23
Personal Comment

Color: Amber
Peat and sherry in perfect balance characterize the nose first. Next are fruit, ripe citrus and chocolate, plums and coffee. The nose is complex and well balanced
The mouth is first titillated by pretty notes of peat and sherry comes quickly complete the picture. An impression of coffee, cocoa, which contrasts with the nose slightly, since peat seems quieter here.
The finish is long and hot, with peaty dominant. All impressions of sherry that were so present in the mouth appear to have faded in the final, leaving the whole place to peat.
91/100


Port-Ellen

1979

Collection
Signatory Vintage
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 6772
Dates
Distil: 03-2004 Bottling: 11-1979
Bottle
776 btls
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88/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Cask Strength Collection 1982 - 2007

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Refill Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 2847
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2007
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Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

1982

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,7 %
Bottler
M&H
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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91/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Connoisseur's Choice 1982

Collection
Connoisseurs Choice
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2003
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Forum 85/100
Port Ellen Connoisseurs choice
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

3rd release

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
57,3 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2003
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Personal Comment
Comment by J.L. Zamora
Nose: smoke,peaty, sea air, something how glaze,polisher. Palate: peat, smooke, sea air, wax paper, leather. Delicious whisky with a great complexity and long finish.
88/100

Port-Ellen

5th release

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,4 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

8th release

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Personal Comment
Date: 4/2 2009
Apperance: Very pale gold with a light pink nuance (surely refill casks)
Nose: Round and winey. Wood coal, paraffin oil and antiseptics. Some dry smoke and a delicate maltiness. Despite some alcohol associated aromas it's not particularly prickly. With dilution the smoke comes out a little more and the bouquet becomes bigger and more rounded. The undiluted dram felt very immature and edgy for it's age, but now it feels more well matured. There's a delicate solvent fruityness behind the smoke, which now feels more like wet peat smoke.
Body: Light to medium, but very oily
Palate: The undiluted spirit is very sharp and hard with warm tones of burnt rubber and balanced sweetness with a reasonably long finish. Diluted it becomes more pleasant! and sophisticated. A soft, peaty bear hug rolls in towards the finish.
86/100


Port-Ellen

Pda 359 1982-2006

Collection
Closed Distilleries
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
58,7 %
Bottler
La Part des Anges
Cask number
single cask 359
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2006
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

9th release

Age
3-0 years
Alcohol percentage
57,7 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
92/100
Personal Comment

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Old Malt Cask, 21 years

Collection
Old Malt cask for Islay Whisky shop
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2003
Bottle
216 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 93/100
Personal Comment

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Raw Cask 26 yo

Collection
Raw cask
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
56,9 %
Bottler
Blackadder
Cask
sherry
Cask number
single cask 2015
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2005
links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

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24 years

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
59,6 %
Bottler
The Whisky Fair
Cask
Sherry butt
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

1980-1998

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Dun Eideann
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 1998
Bottle
362 of 980 btls
links & average quote
89/100
Personal Comment

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1982-2-10

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,5 %
Bottler
Old Bothwell Wine & Spirit
Cask number
single cask 2558
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Port Ellen Old
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Daily Dram Port Ellen 1982

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
53 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
92/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

26 years, for La Maison du Whisky, 2nd release

Collection
Collector's edition
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
51 2 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask number
single cask 1135
Dates
Distil: 7-4-1982 Bottling: 22-8-2008
Bottle
247 of 318 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
BT2011 89/100
Port Ellen LMDW 2nd release
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Elements of Islay, Pe1

Collection
Elements of Islay
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
58,7 %
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 92/100
Port Ellen Pe1
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

10th release

Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2010
Bottle
3000 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 94/100
Port ellen 10th
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

28 years Norse Cask 1979-2007

Age
28 years
Alcohol percentage
53,7 %
Bottler
Norse Cask Selection
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask QW1311
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

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7th release

Age
29 years
Alcohol percentage
54,7 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2007
Bottle
5274 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

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1969-1985 G&M Meregalli import 64,7% 75cl

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
64,7 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 97/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Old Malt Cask for Islay Whisky Shop

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2003
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
links & average quote
92/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

1982, 26 years

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
55,7 %
Bottler
Old Bothwell Wine & Spirits
Cask number
single cask 2473
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

1982-2010

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,5 %
Bottler
Whiskysite/QV.ID
Cask
refill sherry puncheon
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

PE5

Collection
Elements of Islay
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

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12th release

Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
52,5 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
American and European casks
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

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19 years, Sestante

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Silver Seal
Dates
Distil: 1981 Bottling: 2000
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

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1982, 26 years

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
57,6 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Cask
Hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Old Malt Cask, 23 years #2175

Collection
Old Malt Cask
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
Refill Bourbon hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2005
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
links & average quote
Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

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2nd release

Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
59,25 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2002
Bottle
12000 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

1983, 26 years, for Thosop

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
53,5 %
Bottler
Old Bothwell Wine & Spirits
Cask number
single cask 221
Dates
Distil: 1983 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

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27 years, 1982

Collection
Birds
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
62,6 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2010
Bottle
168 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Port-Ellen

Best Casks of Scotland, 1982-2005

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
First fill sherry
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2005
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

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32 years

Collection
Diamant
Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
88/100
Port Ellen Mos 14021
Personal Comment

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