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Port Ellen 1979, 22 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Port Ellen 1979, 22 Years Old

Brand
Port Ellen
Expression
1979, 22 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
22 years old
Abv
56.20%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
UK, Canada, Japan. S Africa and selected countries in Europe

Michael Jackson

Nose
Very aromatic. Bison-grass. A hint of smokiness.
Palate
Earthy. Peppery. Sandy. Austere.
Finish
Fruity. Seaweed, pronounced salt. Very appetising.
Comment
From a sadly silent still: a great malt that is too good to chill, but wonderful with smoked salmon or scallops. Or, deservedly, caviar. You serve vodka? Shame on you!

Dave Broom

Nose
Intense and haughty. There's oils at work along with fresh bay leaf and an austere, flinty smokiness. Maritime.
Palate
Dry and austere initially but manages to coat the mouth leaving lingering smoke in every corner.
Finish
Long dry with some oiliness.
Comment
Takes time to get to know. One to sip.
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