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Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1979 Sherry Cask 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1979 Sherry Cask 21 Years Old

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Port Ellen 1979 Sherry Cask 21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Clean, appetising smokiness and seaweed.
Palate
Oily, olivey. Bay leaves. A hint of cedar, but a bit empty.
Finish
Very distinctive. Flowery. Leafy, aromatic, smooth, soothing.
Comment
Port Ellen had such a distinctive character. This seems to be one of the less robust bottlings, yet has some character.

Dave Broom

87
Nose
Seaweed/high water mark notes with pipe smoke, tar and hessian mixed with sherried notes.
Palate
Rich, big and silky. Quite sherried, mixing winey flavours with a rich Islay character.
Finish
As much happens after you've swallowed as goes on in the mouth.
Comment
Classic depth but like all Port Ellen it needs time to open.
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