Region: Islay (Scotland)
Distillery: Port Ellen (Closed)
Age: 22 Years
Size: 700 ml
This Islay single malt from Port Ellen distillery is an independent bottle from The McGibnon's Provenance range, distilled in Spring of 1983, matured in single sherry butt #2102 and bottled in Summer of 2005. "A marriage of the sea and fruitiness on the nose, enjoy its saline and marine quality alongside the nuances of its Sherry Cask heritage. On the palate, an initially dry fore-taste runs to pepperiness, softened by the characteristics of the cask. The finish is long, warming, smokey plus the archetypal old leather from Port Ellen which runs on and on, tinged late by sea-weed and iodine. (Tasting Notes from the Bottler). Closed in 1983, Port Ellen has since become a highly collectible whisky and one with a great fan following.