Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1979no longer available

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alc./vol:
57.7%

Proof:
115.4°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
30 years

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom 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.

Review and Tasting

Sampled before 1st May 2011

Appearance

Clear, burnished gold.

Aroma

Creosote (woodier than tar) with aromas of overly ripe/rotting fruit skin, hints of shellfish, olive oil and green vegetable/heather notes.

Taste

The mildly smoky palate has salty malt notes.

Aftertaste

Peat smoke is more apparent in the lingering finish.

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