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Signatory Port Ellen 1979 Tasting notes and reviews

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Signatory Port Ellen 1979

Brand
Signatory
Expression
Port Ellen 1979
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co. Ltd. ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.edradour.co.uk
Availability
Specialist retailers worldwide

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Faint sea echo. Distant peat. Sea-scallop. Vanilla. Custard. Orange sherbet. Touch of lavender.
Palate
Light, sweet and gentle. Maltier, then marine.
Finish
Warm, dry, open-hearted. Water brings back peaty flavour.
Comment
A rather pleasant dram but a paler version of Port Ellen.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Lean, green olive/sap with a belch of kiln smoke behind. Water shows immense smokiness: tarry ropes, sea thrift, fishermen's jumpers and a little burst of citrus.
Palate
Direct, dry. More of the kiln than the seashore. Oily.
Finish
Smoky, dry.
Comment
The smokier of the two, but doesn't have the roundness and complexity of the '78.
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