Port Ellen (silent) - Untold Stories - The Spirit Safe - 1978 39 year old

70cl / 700ml / 50.9%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Port Ellen (silent)
Series / Description
Untold Stories - The Spirit Safe
Vintage
1978
Year Bottled
2018
Age
39 year old
Alcohol ABV
50.9%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
American & European Oak
Cask Number
CW7I
Number Bottled
1500
Packaging
Wooden Box
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP10107
£4,499.95

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Product Description

The oldest global release of Port Ellen whisky.  This marks the return of Port Ellen bottlings from Diageo after a years hiatus.  The Untold Stories releases are set to be a regular release of some of the last remaining stocks of the distillery.  The first release, called The Spirit Safe, is a combination of ex - bourbon and ex - European sherry casks, bottled at cask strength and stated as a 39 year old whisky.

Only 1500 bottles of this highly sought after and collectable Islay malt will be available globally, and the bottle is beautifully presented in a wooden display case with a bespoke double key opening mechanism.

This whisky is delicate on the nose with a much more restrained nose of soft sweet peat, slight salinity and subtle tropical fruits of pineapple and melon.  The palate is smooth, gentle and sweet, with ginger nut, sultanas, slight sherried nuances and more tropical yellow fruits such as melon and passionfruit.  The finish is textured with sweetness giving way to a saline and smokey ending.