Port Ellen

Port Ellen

10th Release, 1978, 31 Years Old

ABV: 54.6%

Age: 31 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2010

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Overall
Score

7.8

Tasting Notes

Nose

Firm and ozone fresh. Walking by the sea after a gale. Wet pebbles, and very sweet soft fruits. Smoke is there, but in the background.

Palate

Lightly oily with a sweet spot that manages to hold its own against wet dulse, a little creosote, crab shells, and (even with water) a wasabi like heat.

Finish

Medicinal.

Comment

Another evolution in the Port Ellen saga. Less austere but also less overtly\rsmoky. Fascinating.

Taster Score
8.1

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