Port Ellen (silent) - 9 Rogue Casks - 1979 40 year old Whisky
70cl | 50.9%
|Distillery||Port Ellen (silent)|
|Series / Description||9 Rogue Casks|
|Age||40 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||50.9 %|
|Cask Wood Type||American Oak|
|Cask Number||9 Casks|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP12036|
Jim Murray's Best Single Malt Scotch | 35-40 Years Multiple Cask
The oldest ever release from Port Ellen! Known around the world as one of the most iconic whisky distilleries, Port Ellen 9 Rogue Casks has been created by Master Blender Craig Wilson. Marrying 9 rare casks of 40 year old whisky that lay hidden in warehouses waiting to be discovered. Nine stories that have come together to create one unique and momentous malt.
The stocks from Port Ellen before closure in 1983 are limited in quantity and highly revered by the whisky experts as they improve with age. Special releases of these stocks offer a unique opportunity to own a part of Port Ellen’s history. There are only 1380 bottles available of this release, which makes it both the oldest and the most limited public release from the distillery.
Official tasting Notes
Nose - Delicate, grassy/herbal, burnt tangerine skin, very mild smoke at cask strength, opens up a little with the addition of water, crème caramel/roasted coffee, red fruit compote, ripe peach skin.
Palate - Much more pronounced bonfire smoke, pipe tobacco, leather, wood spice.
Finish - Long, wispy smoke finish.