Port Ellen 1982 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl

Port Ellen 1982 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl

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Key Info

Type Single Malt Scotch
Country Scotland
Distilleries Port Ellen
Bottler Gordon & Macphail
Strength 43%

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Description

Port Ellen is one of the three main villages on Islay and one of the two ferry terminals on the island. The distillery was expanded in the 1960s and temporarily closed in 1983. It's white painted buildings form a "street" close to

the seashore. Only peat which was dug in the district was used in the drying and the water was taken from two lochs in the nearby hills, the principal one used for distilling purposes being noted locally for its purity.

Next to the distillery is a modern Maltings which exudes pungent peat smoke.

TASTING NOTE

Colour: Pale Amber.

WITHOUT WATER

:Nose: Sweet, with peppered kipper notes. Ozone and hints of driftwood. Traces of birchwood and charred woods emerge.

Palate: Sweet, but ashy, peat smoke elements quickly emerge. Some hints of kippers linger.

WITH WATER

:Nose: Oily, with slight medicinal notes, some floral influences (Oddfellow sweets). Hints of beeswax and some peat smoke.

Palate: Sweet, peat smoke and charred wood - some birch influences.

Body: Complex.

Finish: Long with a subtle smoke.

Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry Casks.

Whisky Style: Robust, smooth and complex.

Connoisseurs Choice Bottling

Bottled 2009

More Info

TASTING NOTE Colour: Pale Amber. WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Sweet, with peppered kipper notes. Ozone and hints of driftwood. Traces of birchwood and charred woods emerge. Palate: Sweet, but ashy, peat smoke elements quickly emerge. Some hints of kippers linger. WITH WATER: Nose: Oily, with slight medicinal notes, some floral influences (Oddfellow sweets). Hints of beeswax and some peat smoke. Palate: Sweet, peat smoke and charred wood - some birch influences. Body: Complex. Finish: Long with a subtle smoke. Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry Casks. Whisky Style: Robust, smooth and complex.Connoisseurs Choice BottlingBottled 2009

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