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Rare Malts Port Ellen 20 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Rare Malts Port Ellen 20 Years Old

Brand
Rare Malts
Expression
Port Ellen 20 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
60.90%
Produced at
~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
UK, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Netherlands

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Appetising. Bay trees. Seaweed.
Palate
Lightly oily. Fruity olive oil. Parsley. Edible seaweed.
Finish
Salty. Smoky. Oaky. Extremely peppery.
Comment
Bring on the caeser salad.

Jim Murray

95
Nose
Surprisingly light for a big Islay. The peat is delicate, nothing like as seaweedy or intense as the other Islay malts from the south-eastern shore. Briny, malty.
Palate
Contrary to the nose, the peat arrives by the wheelbarrow-full. Sweet and heathery with gentle spice.
Finish
This trademark clean but dusty maltiness of Port Ellen. Very, very long.
Comment
This particular distillation seems actually to have exceeded the 35 ppm phenols that were the norm for Port Ellen. A stunningly peaty dram; an absolute must for Islayphiles.
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