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Chieftain's Choice Port Ellen 24 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Chieftain's Choice Port Ellen 24 Years Old

Brand
Chieftain's Choice
Expression
Port Ellen 24 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
59.40%
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ianmacleod.com
Availability
Central Europe and rest of world

Dave Broom

85
Nose
An immediate and huge hit of phenols combined with rich fruit cake. Dubbin and peat oil. Cocoa powder with water there's a hint of petrol and saltiness.
Palate
Eruption of smoke just held in check by crisp oakiness. The peat then wriggles back like a smoked eel bringing with it a gentle fruit.
Finish
Salty. Yes SALTY!
Comment
Complex stuff going on here. A really rewarding Port Ellen.

Arthur Motley

90
Nose
A combination of baked pear and pineapple fruitiness, with old and complex phenols rumbling beneath. More apparent with water, with tinned fish and some smoked meat. Lemon biscuits.
Palate
Fruit syrup, raisins and a little sulphur. Phenolic too, with dentist's mouthwash and a little of that canned brine. Some dry oak.
Finish
Salty and drying.
Comment
Confidentially and quietly smoky, this is a lovely example of this elegant old Islay.
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