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Signatory Port Ellen 1978 Tasting notes and reviews

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Signatory Port Ellen 1978

Brand
Signatory
Expression
Port Ellen 1978
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
59.00%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co. Ltd. ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.edradour.co.uk
Availability
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Martine Nouet

82
Nose
Delicately phenolic. Summer shower on a bonfire. Shellfish. Sea-lettuce. Cinnamon. Thyme. Hint of leather.
Palate
Sweet maltiness and butterscotch balanced by the sharpness of the spirit. Herring in oatmeal.
Finish
Dryness. Fizzy pepperiness.
Comment
More body and richness than the '79. Still not a great warrior but a hearty fisherman.

Dave Broom

87
Nose
Quite austere, linseed oil, pepper, olive with phenolic notes of tar/creosote, sea shells, a light kippery note, pipe smoke.
Palate
Great savoury start. Bursts in the mouth. Still austere, the olive and tarry smoke is there but spice as well. Huge presence.
Finish
Long, powerful.
Comment
Classy. A top-notch Port Ellen which manages to be austere yet filled with texture and rich flavours.
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