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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Friday, 9 November 2012


Again, no need for further introduction to Port Ellen...

Port Ellen 1982 28yo 60%, refill sherry butt#2033, 534 bottles, Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection

Colour is full straw

Upon initial pour a heavy bacon crisp nose and sweetness. After a short while it gives away to brine, salt, mint, citrus and a wet camp fire style smokiness and hint of chocolate... further time reveals some farmyard notes as well - Lovely nose, for sure!

Very lightly peated, much in style Caol Ilas around the 30yo mark as well. Its sweet, nutty and drying with citrus and also carries a hint of herbs and very delicate sherry notes - very mouth coating. Water brings out more smoke but still preserves much of the same overall notes.

A great Port Ellen this one! No doubt about that!


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