Distillery: Port Ellen
Whisky Type: Single Malt
Age: 35 Year Old
Barrels used in the Aging: Matured in a combination of refill American oak and European oak casks.
Bottle Size: 700ml
A distillery that closed its doors in 1983, with Diageo snapping up all of the remaining casks for later, Port Ellen was situated on the island of Islay. This 35-Year-Old bottle is from those long-hidden butts and was bottled in 2014. It’s a malt that has a wood smoke, peaty palate as you would expect from an Island whisky, with a beautifully dry, smokey finish. In this release there are only 2,964 bottles available, so best get a wriggle on if you want one in your collection.
Flavour Profile: Nose
Mossy peat & freshly cut leaves exist alongside thickened cream. Referencing a devonshire tea, there is a jam sweetness & subtle warmth to the nose.
Flavour Profile: Palate
Full blooded & bold. A nutty flavour prevails rich in peat & wood smoke. A delightful complexity is exhibited on the palate, through the inclusion of European oak, blackberry compote & mocha.
Flavour Profile: Finish
An undoubtedly magnificent finish. Dry, smoky, spicy and lingering.