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Port Ellen 37 Years Old Special Release 17th Tasting notes and reviews

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Port Ellen 37 Years Old Special Release 17th

Brand
Port Ellen
Expression
37 Years Old Special Release 17th
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
37 years old
Abv
51.00%
Region
Islay
Availability
Worldwide

Mark Newton

85
Nose
Attractive yet unusual. Sandalwood smoke, resinous, with citrus, syrup and ginger. Apricots, sultanas, mango, pine, before dried tea and honey.
Palate
Slightly unbalanced – ashy smoke, a nice maltiness, with fudge, caramel, bitter coffee. Woody, too, with hints of dried fruits. It’s effective and pleasant.
Finish
Long, warming, with the ginger, sandalwood and cloves not quite meshing.
Comment
A ton of character, charm and individuality - which is rare these days.

Rob Allanson

90
Nose
Meanwhile back in the hayloft. Very reminiscent of the farm yard, bags of barley, goat's cheese and a grass and straw laden re. Then some juicy fruits emerge, pineapple and orange.
Palate
Those feruits bring sweetness initally, chocolate orange and pineapple with golden syrup. Then that grass re starts to build, turning more to smoked goat's cheese.
Finish
Takes its time with the smoke lingering and fading into sweetness and fruit.
Comment
A big characterful whisky perfect for winter.
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