M.R.J. wrote:To me the Scotts selection 18yo Port Ellen looks mighty interesting, partly because it is very difficult to find younger P-E in general. Too bad it isn't cask strength.
Actually it is a cask strength at 55.5% (misprint by Binny's) All Scott's Selection's are at "Natural Cask Strength".
I've got a bottle of the SS '83 but haven't tried it yet though other SS bottlings I've had have been very good.
Another one to try is the Signatory Port Ellen 1979-22yr Old. I have tried this (several bottles worth!
), a fine easy drinking Islay and still fairly common around the US. It's a good and relatively inexpensive PE to cut your teeth on.