Mr Ellen wrote:
Bullie wrote:Another superbottle is a Port Ellen. Think it was a 1981, but I'll have to check my notes for details...
If I get my computer at home up and running to night, I'll post some notes on different bottles.
Port Ellen only have 2 bottlings in the Rare Malts Collection, both from 1978:
Port Ellen 1978/1998, 60.9%, 20y.
Port Ellen 1978/2000, 60.5%, 22y.
...and they're both fantastic whiskies and worth every cent if you'd like to get your hands on them.
Yes, I saw that while browsing my notes...
Here is my note for one of them:Distillery:
1978 22yo Rare Malts Selection 60.5% Nose:
Dry sour smoke. Fruity, green apples and lime. Butter fudge. Iodine. A hint of old shed, wood. Palate:
Full bodied, oily and smooth. Sweet licorice fudge. Smoke, tar and peat. More fruits such as apples and oranges. Finish:
Long, peaty and spicy. Sweet toffeé, creamy and coating. Comments:
Sweet taste of success! Score:
Bullie wrote:If I get my computer at home up and running to night, I'll post some notes on different bottles.
That would be great Bullie!
To bad my internetprovider for my house is crap...
Lucky for me, I've posted several of my notes on PeatFreaks site, so here are a few of my RM notes:
St. Magdalene Score:
1979 19yrs Rare Malts Selection by Diageo
Peppermints. Almonds and sherry. Fresh
Full body, almost like liqueur. Sweet and creamy. Malt, nuts and a touch of citrus. Peach.
Medium but intense. Malty with slight peatyness.
1978 24yrs Rare Malts
Cream and fudge. Bread and a touch of smoke.
Medium body. Oily. Peat. Lemon/lime. Licoritz. Spicy when diluted.
Short to medium. Warming. Spice lingers.
1972 23yrs Rare Malts Selection by Diageo
Dark chocolate. Sweet fruits, strawberries. Oak notes. Newly mawled lawn.
Full and round body. Coating. Rich chocolate. Malty and spicy. Warm. A touch of wood, in a good way.
Quite short but the chocolate lingers. Surprising peat. Longer and spicier with water.
Wonderful scent and takes water good.
Hmmm.. Very strange? How long time ago did you update the database Jeroen? I'm missing a few of my RM-notes there...
Well, click the link and see some RM-notes: http://www.peatfreak.com/whisky-tasting-notes.php?search=rare+malt