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Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 20 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 20 Years Old

Brand
Rare Malts
Expression
Port Ellen 1978 20 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
60.90%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Appetising. Bay trees. Seaweed.
Palate
Fruity olive oil. Parsley. Edible seaweed.
Finish
Salty. Smoky. Oaky. Extremely peppery.
Comment
An expressive, arousing, version of this fine malt.

Jim Murray

90
Nose
A crisp, lively nose with gentle spice to the peat-reek. Salty and nutty, chunky iodine, ripe pears.
Palate
Explosive stuff with heavy, chewy peat. Nothing like as complex as the nose but the vanilla does offer a calming diversion.
Finish
Good age with intense vanilla lingering on a higher layer than the deeper, yet sweeter peat.
Comment
This is a very big whisky which has withstood the test of time. Top rate and memorable.
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