Port Ellen 32 year old (distilled 1978)

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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.

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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.

Further product information

Closure: Natural cork stopper

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