A big wave of oily smoke,Calmac car ferry leaving port on fish market day.
Wow.a glorious mix of sweetness and smoke,with clean barley and soft fruits wrapped in a ball of smoke.
Long and beautifully balanced. Quite irresistible.
Truth be told, Port Ellens are hit or miss affairs. But this is among the best you will taste. Up there with Talisker 18 as the ultimate peat and sweet all rounder.
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