Port Ellen 35 Year Old 14th Release Distilled 1978 Islay single malt Scotch whisky

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alc./vol:
56.5%

Proof:
113°

Vintage:
1978

Aged:
35 years

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


This 2014 release is the 14th time Port Ellen has been included in Diageo’s Special Releases and raises the question – how many more casks from this revered closed distillery do they have? A release of 2,964 individually numbered bottles. (RRP £2,200)

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 11/09/2014

Appearance

Clear, deep golden amber.

Aroma

Peaty, toasty and buttery with faint chocolate, citrus and smoke. Slightly oily. Turns smokier with water.

Taste

Pepper and spice with smoked meaty nuttiness. Light ginger, citrus and dark chocolate. Falls to pieces with water - go easy.

Aftertaste

Long, with crushed mint leaves, ginger and wood smoke.

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