Port Ellen 1969 15 Years Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice

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A very old Connoisseurs Choice 1969 Port Ellen bottled in the mid-1980s. This little beauty got a hefty 92 points from Malt Maniac Serge Valentin's Whiskyfun website.

TASTING NOTES (by Whiskyfun.com)

colour: dark straw. Nose: extremely delicate at first nosing, with some superb notes of marzipan and whiffs of camphor and apple skins. Very subtle mix of peat smoke and grapefruit juice. A little tary as usually but no brand new tyre this time. Really excellent, not much oomph but still a beautiful presence. Some hay. Gets peatier and peatier after a few minutes, and also quite waxy. Hints of diesel oil. Mouth: very sweet and very peaty attack, with a great body and a perfect mouth feel. Some liquorice, bitter oranges – not fabulously complex in fact but very compact and satisfying. Rather long finish with a little eucalyptus and some marzipan again. A splendid dram, no doubt. 92 points.


    Distillery Port Ellen
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    # Released bottle -
    Vintage 1969
    Age 15
    Bottler Gordon & MacPhail
    Bottling Date circa 1985
    ABV/ Volume 40.0%/ 75cl
    Rating/SGP 92/-
    Cask Number -


    Category: Rare

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