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Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 22 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 22 Years Old

Brand
Rare Malts
Expression
Port Ellen 1978 22 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
22 years old
Abv
60.50%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Fruity, seaweed, bay leaves, and olive oil.
Palate
Big bodied. Slightly sticky. Chewy. Edible seaweed. Parsley.
Finish
Hugely salty and equally peppery.
Comment
Pungent, powerful and appetising. A dram for the Islay-lover and connoisseur. This distillery should be revived.

Jim Murray

95
Nose
Almost kippery in its style of smokiness. Beguiling!!
Palate
The sweet coating of malt is defenceless against the pulsing peat.
Finish
Magnificently long. The balance is exemplary with the oak confined to bitter chocolate amid the intensifying malt.
Comment
This is whisky for the true connoisseur; exactly how a great old Islay should be. But why, oh why, did this distillery have to die?
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