Port Ellen (silent) - 5th Release - 1979 25 year old

70cl / 700ml / 57.4%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Port Ellen (silent)
Series / Description
5th Release
Vintage
1979
Year Bottled
2005
Age
25 year old
Alcohol ABV
57.4%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Oak
Number Bottled
5280
Packaging
Original Box
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP444

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Product Description

The 5th offical Port Ellen release from 2005 with 5,280 bottles issued as part of the annual Diageo special release series.

Nose: Elegant and almost creamy peat smoke with notes of creosote, crispy fish skin, coal soot, lime pickle, olive oil dressing, smoked leather, curry paste and onions caramelising, aromatic with hints of the coast and a trawler in the harbour.

Palate: Peat smoked apple cores, poached pears in salted stock syrup, sooty anise, anjelica, green herbs, creamy and almost soapy mouthfeel, smoked tofu with wasabi peas!

Finish: More sooty peat smoke but with a freshness and plenty of spice and fruit behind it along with notes of anjelica, apples,pears, aniseed, white pepper, lime, elderflower, wasabi, green herbs, lime marmalade and very, very long.

Simply a classic Islay malt with everything working in perfect harmony, elegant for its abv and much to enjoy beyond the peat element. This ticks all the boxes and just sad that one day soon there will be no more new releases from this iconic and long closed distillery.