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Port Ellen 1979, 25 Years Old, 5th Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Port Ellen 1979, 25 Years Old, 5th Release

Brand
Port Ellen
Expression
1979, 25 Years Old, 5th Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
57.40%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Peaty and spicy. Curry. Quite zesty. Créosote.
Palate
Smooth at first, gently flowing down. Gets spicier but keeps a delicate malty sweetness. Smokier than on the nose. Hint of thyme. Spices keep the word.
Finish
Dry, smoky. Liquorice root.
Comment
A very good balance between nose and palate. An island character with a pleasant earthy background.

Michael Jackson

Nose
Calm and understated. Faint phenols hover over modestly smoky, grainy base notes.
Palate
Exquisite fruity malt character. Clootie dumpling? Becomes sharper with water.
Finish
More indulgent than the nose would suggest, and only slightly smoky.
Comment
Beautifully composed. Focused. Elegant, mature structure belies the inherent strength of this malt.
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