Port Ellen 34 Year Old, Distilled 1978 (Special Release 2013)

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alc./vol: 55%

Proof: 110°

Vintage: 1978

Aged: 34 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

The thirteenth annual official release, and the oldest ever, from this long closed distillery - dwindling stocks dictate that it is surly one of the last. Aged in refill American oak and refill European oak casks filled in 1978 and bottled at natural cask strength.

Just 2,958 bottles we made available worldwide.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 29/10/2013


Clear, deep golden amber.


Waxy leather with light pear fruit, caramel and faint smoke. Water exposes barley notes.


Citrus zest, smoke and chewy buttery oak with dark chocolate. Water amplifies salty sweetness and wonderfully delicate spice.


Buttery shortcake.

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More about Port Ellen 34 Year Old, Distilled 1978

Produced by: Port Ellen Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain

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