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Port Ellen Tasting notes and reviews

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Port Ellen

Brand
Port Ellen
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
28 years old
Abv
53.80%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
Limited Europe

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Smoke. Eucalypt/bog myrtle,then vetiver. Light oiliness then spent BBQ charcoal and salt air. With water:salt encrusted fresh fish,sea breezes. Perfume and peat smoke.
Palate
As the nose with added oyster liquor. Sweet and oily.The sweetness is revealed then a huge salty wave breaks over the tonsils.
Finish
Very very long the flavours lasting right down the throat.
Comment
A classic Port Ellen. A must-buy for peat heads.

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
A mariner. Iodinic and smoky. Smoked venison,tarred rope. Peat reek soars above a sweet malty note. Hint of candyfloss. Demerara sugar syrup.
Palate
Tangy. Then the sweet Demerara note perceived on the nose soothes the alcohol bite. Smoked meat. Minty freshness.
Finish
Smoky, sooty and sweet.
Comment
A tough lad with a lot of muscles and energy but not deprived of finesse. Tastes young. Invigorating like a walk by a shore on a “dricht”day.
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