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

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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 -


    Category: Rare

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