Archive for the ‘ Port Ellen ’ Category
1978 24yo Port Ellen.
Courtesy of Malmaison, Aberdeen
No pic of the bottle, sorry ’bout that…
Salty sea air, creamy butterscotch, gentle woodsmoke. Almost grassy, despite the rich sweet oak, surprisingly delicate. Very light peat but lovely chewy malt.
Seriously long finish, gets smokier.
Water lightens it, adding floral, perfumed notes. Really smooth, really complex. A dram of contrasts, and quite amazing how balanced it is.
Great stuff, no idea what a bottle costs (if you can find it!) Must be hundreds, these days.
4/5, certainly one of the better Port Ellens I’ve tried.
Malmaison in Aberdeen have a superb whisky menu, including several very exclusive bottles from smws.co.uk. Highly recommended!