Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mission Gold Series
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon / Château d'Yquem
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Dec 2009 10:14 pm

Average value

€ 950.00

18 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 MM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.02 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant nose salty, iodized, peaty but fine with fruit stewed and sweet!
    In the mouth, the peat is sweet, delicate, mingling well with the sweet side of the fruits (cooked pears and lemon with its zest), there is still this salty side and a little grassy (greasy wet herbs), fine spices arrive finally to amplify the softness felt in the mouth.
    peaty finish, fruity, fine, but rather long.

    a good homemade blend in itself !!!! *** (W2019)

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very elegant and ingeniously balanced PE, the barrel was used perfectly to round off, but not to whitewash a bit, blindly you would not have got 90% of the barrel finish. From nose to finish consistently upper class and a suitable, perfectly drinkable drinking strength of just over 48%.
    • Nose
      Interesting, iodine, very crystalline, concentrated, salt crystals but also granulated sugar behind it, nice, dry pear, some white grapefruit, freshly squeezed ginger juice, subtle, dry chunks of charcoal in the background only as a smoky note, long gone, cardamom, subtle lime and lemon peel . After the first sip, the dry peat notes spread more.
    • Taste
      White grapefruit in the beginning, peel and meat, then very dry, autumnal peat, we slightly sizzling leaves, becomes more intense, but never too crass, then candied citrus peel comes everywhere, lime, lemon (different types) with rock sugar, like handmade citrus sweets from Italy, cardamom, cumin, fennel tea, always with the beautiful, dry, earthy smoke, ginger, lemongrass, some resin
    • Finish
      Very balanced, mostly the same notes, dry citrus peel, tick dessert wine, maybe. Now add a little more herbal tea, chamomile, fennel, verbena, medium to long

  3. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mineral, iodized, syrupy. Small peat, yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      Same Nose, Round, sweet enough. Peat. Fruits (yellow plums), lemon.
    • Finish
      The final is very, very long! A beautiful wedding that this PE and this finish!

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A small centiliter, the 17th and last of the evening, it's a little hard hard! (But it was very good!)
    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1697
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits, apple ...
    • Taste
      Ultra-melted, suave, peat hyper well integrated.
    • Finish
      Very balanced

  5. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Yquem casks gave this one a nice fruitiness and sweetness. A gentle Port Ellen with a refined peat. Excellent.

    Old tasting note.
    • Nose
      Gentle peat, lemon, slightly sweet, candied yellow fruits, seabreeze.
    • Taste
      Peat, slightly tarry, sweet notes again, lemon, pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium, peat, salt.

  6. ZwiJo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. SteveW110 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Ingenious PE!
    Very complex and rich in everything a Maltherz needs
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. pilgrim77 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge gave this 91 points over at Whisky Fun. He concludes his review with the following: its quite interesting how the Sauternes influence never stopped fading
    away, making all this quite breathtaking. One that works!


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