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Port Ellen 28yo 1979/2007

(53.6%, Norse Cask Selection, REFQW1311, 277 Bts.)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryPort Ellen
BottlerNorse Cask Selection
Brand NamePort Ellen
Year Distilled1979
Year Bottled2007
Alcohol By Volume53.6%
Other DetailsREFQW1311
Bottles277
Issued2007
Average Score90


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin92
Olivier Humbrecht89
Robert Karlsson90
Keith Wood89


Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Spiegelau - Colour: Light gold - Nose: Slightly peaty outdoors with countryside and distant cows grazing near a peat bog, or by a peat fire. Hints of wood. - Palate: Smooth and slightly peaty with light hay, straw and open countryside. - With 3 drops of water: A fresher slightly more aromatic nose and a little more spicy peat. - Finish: Long, even longer with water. - Overall Impression: In my blind tasting I failed to recognise this as a Port Ellen, how could I? It does have some typical PE traits and is a fine, subtle Islay.