Port Ellen 16th Special Release, 37 Year Old (Distilled 1978) Islay Single Malt Whisky

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alc./vol:
55.2%

Proof:
110.4°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Port Ellen 16th Release, 37 Year Old The oldest Port Ellen released to date and the 16th in a series of annual limited releases. Bottled from a mix of refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts filled in 1978. Just 2,940 individually numbered bottles were released as part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases. Product #: 5687 5 stars, based on 1 reviews Rating from 1.0 to 5 £3000.00 In stock! Order now!

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The oldest Port Ellen released to date and the 16th in a series of annual limited releases. Bottled from a mix of refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts filled in 1978. Just 2,940 individually numbered bottles were released as part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/10/2016

Appearance

Clear, golden amber.

Aroma

Coal dust, pencil shavings, chamois leather, match box striking strip and stewed spinach. Faint smokiness. Water reveals green grape and red apple fruitiness.

Taste

Pleasing sweetness counters dry charcoal, coal dust, marine saltiness and vegetal notes with wood ash and clove. Sweeter, even more fruity and alluring with water.

Aftertaste

Melon emerges in the black pepper, coal dust and fabulous orchard fruit finish.

Overall

The star of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases, sadly many bottles of this very rare malt will be purchased as an investment rather than something to be sipped and savoured. What a shame. Port Ellen is not revered due to its rareness; it is this malt’s incredible flavour that makes it so desirable - supply and demand drives the price. Treat yourself, slap that card and be sure to invite us round.

Further product information

Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

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