Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Taste Still (TS)
Bottling serie
M&H Cask Selection
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2009 9:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 990.46

7 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 TS

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.42 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Perfectly balanced Port Ellen with everything your heart desires, reminds me of my favorite Caol Ilas with the tropics from the early 80s, only with delicious smoke.
    • Nose
      Opens up particularly nicely, initially a bit too artificial-sweet, but then gets an elegant, beautiful fruit note, autumn leaves, chamomile tea, dried peach, red apple, ginger, anise, parchment
    • Taste
      Nicely concentrated smoke comes towards you, almost like an octomore, which then disappears immediately and only comes back elegantly in the finish, peach, kiwi, pineapple chips, ginger, anise, lemongrass, camphor, net melon, green apple, pear, light toffee, Herbal honey, olives, zucchini, rye bread, gooseberry
    • Finish
      Beautiful campfire peat in the distance again, pear, green apple, kiwi, roasted malt, nice and long

  2. Fudschafudscha did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Port Ellen 1982/2005 (55.7%, M&H Cask Selection, bourbon, 240 bottles) Another new baby by our Belgian friends from Corman-Collins.
    Colour: straw. Nose: a little discreet at first nosing, with just a little lemon juice and oysters but it’s soon to take off, getting peaty and smoky, with the usual notes of new tyre, tar and coal fire but all that isn’t explosive – which may be good news. Develops on notes of caramel and old books, getting then cleanly farmy (clean cow – err…) and grassy. An elegant Port Ellen. Mouth: holy cow, now it’s really beautiful. Creamier than usual, on bold liquorice, gentian roots, celeriac… Maybe a little sweeter than expected but really beautiful. The smokiness is perfect, neither ‘too much’, nor ‘too less’. It goes on with quite some quince, bitter oranges, mastic sweets… More and more body, and the finish is long, on pure, ‘crystalline’ liquorice. In short, a rounded and sweet Port Ellen with a peat that’s still full of life. Excellent: 92 points.

  3. Maltlife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Rom scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Fresh fruity nose, we distinguish strawberry, apricot, exotic fruits (pineapple, papaya?), Black tea and pepper. The aeration ends up revealing some algae.
    We find pepper to attack. Very good integration, the aromas are melted. The end of the mouth is marked by smoke.
    Long smoke and ash finish, a bit of tar, but overall the peat remains very subtle in this dram.
    Delicious and very easy to drink.

  5. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Another excellent Port Ellen. Subtle nose but big and tasty palate. Maybe just a tad too sweet.
    • Nose
      Subtle, gentle peat. A bit closed. Aeration brings some lemony, mineral and coastal notes with a little tar and smoke and even some light farmy notes.
    • Taste
      Forget the subtle nose. The palate is punchy and surprisingly creamy and sweet. Lemon, pepper, liquorice and smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, peppery.


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