Port Ellen 32 year old (distilled 1978)

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  • alc./vol:
    53.9%

    Proof:
    107.8°

    Vintage:
    1978

    Aged:
    Not supplied

    Closure: Natural cork stopper

    Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


    Distilled in 1978 at the legendary Port Ellen distillery, five years before the distillery closed and aged in refill American oak casks. This rare Islay malt is the eleventh of a limited series of annual releases. It is the oldest release and first Port Ellen distillery bottling at 32-years-old.

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    Review and Tasting

    Sampled on 20/10/2011

    Appearance

    Clear, golden honey.

    Aroma

    Buttery, smoked seaweed nose with suede leather, smoking embers, golden syrup and barbeque aromas.

    Taste

    Initially sweet, peaty smoked palate with salty, soy sauce, asparagus head and enlivening spice.

    Aftertaste

    Salty, lightly smoked, heavily charred, bone-dry finish.

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