Port Ellen (silent) - 17th Release - 1979 37 year old Whisky

70cl | 51.0%

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Distillery Port Ellen (silent)
Series / Description 17th Release
Vintage 1979
Year Bottled 2017
Age 37 year old
Alcohol ABV 51.0 %
Cask Strength Yes
Cask Wood Type American Oak
Single Cask No
Number Bottled 2988
Packaging Original Box
Bottler Distillery
Country of Origin Scotland
Stopper Cork
Bottle Type Standard
Bottle Size 70cl
Neck Level Full Level
HTFW Cat. No. LP8296

Product Description

The oldest Port Ellen ever released by Diageo from this long-closed Islay distillery and the 17th release in the Annual Diageo special releases.

Aged for 37 years in refill American Oak hogsheads and butts filled in 1979 and bottled at natural cask strength of 51% ABV

Just 2988 bottles released and as always, along with the Brora the most in demand of the annual Diageo releases.

"Who needs power when you have all of this well mannered yet complex elegance, with its fine balance of sweet fruit, honeyed citrus, smoke, warmth and oak?

Whisky Magazine Recommended 9/10

Nose: Meanwhile back in the hayloft. Very reminiscent of the farmyard, bags of barley, goat's cheese and a grass and straw laden fire. Then some juicy fruits emerge, pineapple and orange.

Palate: Those fruits bring sweetness intially, chocolate orange and pineapple with golden syrup. Then that grass fire starts to build, turning more to smoked goat's cheese.

Finish: Takes its time with the smoke lingering and fading into sweetness and fruit.

A big characterful whisky perfect for winter.

The equal oldest Port Ellen ever released and it's an elegant classic, hitting all the notes you could want in style.

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