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Port Ellen 7th Annual Release 28 Years Old 53.8% 1979

€ 1.797,52 (ex.BTW)
2.175,00 (incl. BTW)
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Port Ellen

Bottelaar

OB

Serie Annual Release
Gebotteld voor X
Gedistilleerd op 1979
Gebotteld 2007
Land Schotland
Streek

Islay

Leeftijd 28
Cask Type Oak Casks
Cask Nummer X
Alcohol percentage 53.8
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original Container
Voorraad 1

BOW (92)

Serge Valentin (92)

Colour: pale gold.

Nose: it seems that this one is a rather complex version, which does not start only on big whiffs of burning tyres and lemons but also on soaked grains, porridge and wet ropes. The peat smoke is big as expected but it’s melted into the rest. Mullein flowers, crystallised lemons, lemon honey, vanilla crème, raw wool, clams, spearmint. It gets then a little more austere but never ‘brutal’. A civilised Port Ellen?

Palate: well, yes, in a certain way. Quite interestingly, this one reminds me more of an old Ardbeg than of a Port Ellen on the palate. Very nervous and very ‘wide’, with notes of tangerines, Chinese anise, bubblegum (hints), smoked tea, gentian spirit (hello Vienna?), crab, green Chartreuse and even Jägermeister, liquorice roots... Gets almost restless now, concentrated, big, bitterer and bitterer (more herbs liqueurs)... What a presence!

Finish: long, more on marzipan now, green walnuts, liquorice, kippers, sea water (remember?)

Well well well, we had thought this one would be a very nice and gentle whisky when nosing it first but at the finish it got quite a monster. A vampire? Great whisky anyway – nothing really new under the sun.

BOW (91)

4.2 sterren - 3 professionele reviews
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