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Gordon & MacPhail Port Ellen 1982 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Port Ellen 1982

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Port Ellen 1982
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1982
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
All good spirit merchants

Michael Jackson

82
Nose
Fresh, maritime. Harbour-front.
Palate
A complex mix of flavours, emerging one after the other, in clean hits: Oily, seaweedy, green, leafy. Garden mint. Flowery.
Finish
Herbal. Salt. Very long indeed. Waves lapping on the palate.
Comment
A restrained example of this fine malt, but the silent still is almost out of stock. There will be few further opportunities to buy.

Martine Nouet

77
Nose
A real mariner (fishnet, seaweed). Smoke mingled with sea spray. Grassy. Watermelon. A touch of wild mint.
Palate
Sweet and minty. Caressing mouthfeel. Very refreshing and appetising. Quite simple.
Finish
Warm, drying on liquorice and soft spices.
Comment
A gentle Port Ellen, with the sea influencing the nose more than the palate. Would have proved a heftier guy at a higher strength.
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