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Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1978 24 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1978 24 Years Old

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Port Ellen 1978 24 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

87
Nose
As though a sea breeze were gusting across the glass, and promising to blow a gale.
Palate
Firm, oily but drying. Bay leaves. Parsley. Emphatic seaweed.
Finish
Powerful, peppery, warming.
Comment
This one blew up a storm for me.

Dave Broom

80
Nose
Initially old style Californian chardonnay, all butter, nut and wood, then the smoke starts and with water becomes pretty firm and severe.
Palate
Robust, firm, quite alcoholic, powerful. A nodule of sweetness in the middle.
Finish
Dry and austere.
Comment
Port Ellen has always struck me as the most Calvinist of Islay's malts.
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