Port Ellen 1982 Ac

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Acorn (Ac)
Bottling serie
Natural Malt Selection
Stated Age
24 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
jp Japan
Added on
02 jan 2008 4:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1000.19

24 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 Ac

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.42 points

  1. GlenPiWi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    There are actually 2 versions of this. The light coloured one was for Japanese market and the dark-coloured one ( sherry cask ) was for EU market ( Germany in fact ).
    They both have exactly the same label. Info comes from Acorn itself.
    Mine is lightcoloured and at the back has barcode 7700000009388

  2. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Pretty tasty. The sulfur can be described as well integrated. However, it is the part that I would have gladly omitted here. For me, a little character of the distillate was lost that notes.

    Full review, alongside 3 other PE and 2 St Magdalene: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/04/07/old-rare-flight-011-sechs-jahre-keinehalbendrinks-de/

  3. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose - a lot of peat, leather, a smoldering cigar put out by the sea waves.
    Taste - hit of chocolate smoke, ripe sherry, chocolate, lemon marmalade, mussels, salt, cigar box.
    Finish- Ongoing, smoky, coffee, smoked oranges and bacon.

  4. MichRich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Port Ellen and Dark Sherry...pure, sweet, lush sherry. No sulphur. Smoky, sherried beauty that whets the appetite. Tobacco, creosote, BBQs...Seriously, close to perfection. Mr. Jack Wiebers chose well with this one. One of the most amazing Port Ellens I've tasted, and still available for prices that do not require an extra mortgage. Blimin Ivans, me wants more of this!

  5. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Aaah, PE in top form, as I like Islay (Caol Ila and Bowmore especially) best, in refill sherry barrels that still give it a distinct flavor, great combination.
    • Nose
      Very nice buttery, hearty, concentrated nose, rather old school sherry, nice bitter orange, floury, red apples, brown sugar, nutmeg, pipe tobacco, saffron, cinnamon, wild berries, a hint of incense sticks, oregano, leather, nice old, gentle, oak, teen notes
    • Taste
      Pipe tobacco, coniferous wood, then the great, brown-red sweetness, almost sticky, cherry juice, wild berries, plum jam, olives, capers, sea salt, Parma ham, dark honey, candied walnuts, cinnamon, strawberries, nutmeg, a touch of black pepper
    • Finish
      Dry berries, dates, but also fresh, red apples, herb honey, a hint of algae, very long

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 400 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    91/100. Very good PE, with lots of sherry. Too bad the nose is a little closed the day I tasted it.
    • Nose
      lots of peat, chocolate, orange, candied orange, ashes, quite marine (shells, salt). Long enough to open, it lacks a little expressiveness.
    • Taste
      much better, powerful, well-integrated alcohol, always quite oily peat, iodine, lots of sherry, chocolate, orange, spices, pepper, tobacco. Pretty dry. Not really woody and little dried fruit here.
    • Finish
      very long, spicy, dry, still orange, barbecue smoke too.

  8. Lafroy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Considering the price, the bottler, the distillery, the age and cask type it is a little disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very good whisky, but don’t expect it to be magnificent. It is not.
    Definitely worth trying!
    • Nose

      The nose gives sweet expectations, tobacco, smoke, dryness, red tea, pepper, prunes, some peat, even honey and oranges.
    • Taste
      The taste is definitely more into tobacco, ashes, sourness, smoke, pepper, bitter taste, some leather, red tea, dryness and cigarette smoke. Don’t expect much of sweetness in mouth.
    • Finish
      Finish is rather long, evolving and filled with ashes, smoke, sourness, pepper, a little bit of sweetness and spices.

  9. Lafroy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91


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