Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
This 30 years old cask strength limited edition of just 5,916 numbered bottles is the joint-oldest Port Ellen distillery release to date and only the second Port Ellen 30 year old. It is the ninth of a very limited series of annual releases and is from American oak refill casks filled in 1979.
Sampled before 1st May 2011
Clear, burnished gold.
Creosote (woodier than tar) with aromas of overly ripe/rotting fruit skin, hints of shellfish, olive oil and green vegetable/heather notes.
The mildly smoky palate has salty malt notes.
Peat smoke is more apparent in the lingering finish.
Closure: Natural cork stopper