Distillery: Port Ellen
Whisky Type: Single Malt
Age: 40 Year Old
Maturation: Combination of American Oak Hogsheads and European Oak Butts
Availability: 1,380 bottles released globally, 21 allocated to Australia, 1 available at The Whisky Mill
Bottle Size: 700ml
The stocks from Port Ellen before closure in 1983 are limited in quantity and highly revered by the whisky experts as they improve with age. Special releases of these stocks offer a unique opportunity to own a part of Port Ellen’s history. There are only 1380 bottles available of the 9 Rogue Casks release which makes it both the oldest and the most limited public release from the distillery. Rare, Collectable, Unique
Flavour Profile: Nose
Delicate, grassy/herbal, burnt tangerine skin, very mild smoke at cask strength, opens up a little with the addition of water, crème caramel/roasted coffee, red fruit compote, ripe peach skin.
Flavour Profile: Palate
Much more pronounced bonfire smoke, pipe tobacco, leather, wood spice.
Flavour Profile: Finish
Long, wispy smoke finish.