Port Ellen 32 year old (distilled 1978)

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

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alc./vol: 53.9%

Proof: 107.8°

Vintage: 1978

Aged: No age statement

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.

Bottled at cask strength, just 2,988 individually numbered bottles will be available worldwide.

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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