Port Ellen 30 Years Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary 55.6% 1979

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€ 1.286,00 (excl. BTW)
1.556,06 (in. BTW)
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Distileerderij Port Ellen
Bottelaar Douglas Laing
Serie Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary
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Gedistilleerd op 1979
Gebotteld 2009
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Leeftijd 30
Cask Type Refill Hogshead
Alcohol percentage 55,6
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In originele houten kist
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 1

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Port Ellen 30 Years Old: A Timeless Tribute in the Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary Edition by Douglas Laing

As the sun dipped below the horizon in 1979, the birth of a remarkable spirit took place within the hallowed walls of Islay's Port Ellen distillery. Now, three decades later, that spirit emerges as the Port Ellen 30 Years Old, a masterpiece bottled in 2009 by the esteemed independent bottler Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary Edition. This release stands not just as a whisky but as a timeless tribute to the art of distillation, maturation, and the enduring legacy of Port Ellen.

The Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary Edition:

Crafted by Douglas Laing in celebration of their 60th anniversary, the Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary Edition holds a place of honor within the world of Scotch whisky. This limited edition series pays homage to the rich heritage of malt whisky, and the Port Ellen 30 Years Old is a crowning jewel within this illustrious collection.

Cask Maturation:

Maturing for three decades within a Refill Hogshead, this Port Ellen expression has absorbed the essence of the oak, the Islay air, and the passing years. The Refill Hogshead imparts a subtlety to the whisky, allowing the spirit to evolve gracefully while maintaining the distinct character that has made Port Ellen legendary. The art of cask selection is on full display, showcasing the mastery of Douglas Laing.

Strength and Bottling:

With a robust alcohol content of 55.6%, the Port Ellen 30 Years Old asserts itself with authority. The higher proof invites enthusiasts to embark on a sensory journey, exploring the depths of flavor and complexity that only three decades of maturation can provide. Each bottle is a testament to the strength and resilience of Islay's maritime malts.

Number of Bottles: 234:

Limited to a mere 234 bottles, this Port Ellen release is a rare and coveted gem. The exclusivity adds a layer of prestige to an already distinguished expression, ensuring that each bottle is a unique piece of whisky history. Collectors and enthusiasts alike recognize the rarity and significance of being one of the fortunate few to possess a piece of the Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary Edition.

Flavor Profile:

Upon opening a bottle of the Port Ellen 30 Years Old, anticipate a symphony of flavors. The interplay of peat, maritime influence, and the nuanced sweetness from the Refill Hogshead create a complex and captivating experience. Each sip is a journey through time, unveiling layers of character and depth.


The Port Ellen 30 Years Old in the Old Malt Cask 60th Anniversary Edition by Douglas Laing is a sublime manifestation of the artistry of whisky craftsmanship. As a limited edition release, it not only pays homage to the legacy of Port Ellen but also stands as a beacon of the Old Malt Cask series' commitment to excellence. For those fortunate enough to savor this expression, it is not just a drink; it is a celebration of 60 years of passion, dedication, and the enduring magic of Islay's finest malts.

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