Closure: Natural cork stopper
Product of: 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.
Sampled on 20/10/2011
Clear, golden honey.
Buttery, smoked seaweed nose with suede leather, smoking embers, golden syrup and barbeque aromas.
Initially sweet, peaty smoked palate with salty, soy sauce, asparagus head and enlivening spice.
Salty, lightly smoked, heavily charred, bone-dry finish.