Rare Malts Selection

Rare Malts Selection

Port Ellen Distillery (Closed 1983)

1978, 20 Years Old

ABV: 60.9%

Age: 20 Years Old

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Overall
Score

8.8

Tasting Notes

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.

Taster Score
9

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