Port Ellen 2nd Annual Release 1978 24 Years Old (2002)

Port Ellen


The first Port Ellen Annual Release goes for much more these days, but for many people the second release, bottled at 59.35% in 2002, remains at the top of the pile for official PE. A magnificent whisky.

TASTING NOTES (by Whiskyfun.com)

Colour: pale gold. Nose: austere, stony, flinty and grassy. Cold ashes. A little difficult without water. With water: the tar comes out a little, a little paraffin, fusel oil, butter, smoked tea. Classic austerity. Mouth (neat): sweeter but still a little aggressive. Candied oranges, dried pears, sugared lemon juice… With water: nice farmy notes, dried apples and pears. Unusual notes of figs. Finish: long, rather sweet, peaty… Not the very best Annual Release I think bit still an excellent peaty Islayer. 90 points.


    Distillery Port Ellen
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    # Released bottle 12000
    Vintage 1978
    Age 24
    Bottler Official Bottling
    Bottling Date 2002
    ABV/ Volume 59.35%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP 90/-
    Cask Number -


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