Port Ellen 1970 GM Connoisseurs Choice

Overall rating
91.67/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB125999
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1970
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Brown label
Added on
16 feb 2019 7:23 am by PeterNoster

Average value

€ 1735.69

2 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1970 GM Connoisseurs Choice

2 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.67 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Yes, dignified and balanced, but it lacks a lot of character and power for more, maybe. our bottle has already lost more over the more than 35 years in which it stood around filled.
    • Nose
      Some OBF according to the age, but not the unpleasant damp cellar variant, just a bit dusty nose, tick porcini, with a lot of warmth and time in the glass, some light nuts, almonds and grapefruit zests come out further back, old leather, cocoa, with even more Time some gentians and fall leaves
    • Taste
      Gentian, fennel tea, Earl Grey, just a lot of tea, old leather, cocoa, grapefruit zest, ancient dried fruit, tick coffee, hint of ash in the background and malt, quite dignified, mushrooms, subtle oak
    • Finish
      Some tree sap, Earl Grey, ginger, subtle malt, dried citrus, medium to long, smoked ham

  2. Deck scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Ok, can you really rate a Port Ellen neutral given the distillery's reputation and your own enormous expectations?
    But should you deduct a few points only because you fear to influence yourself?
    And then the crazy price.
    Fortunately, I got a sample from a friend for a special occasion.
    Then I don't care about the price.
    My conclusion: A really great, old whisky that simply gives you great drinking pleasure.
    Would I normally buy it? Never, too expensive. But if I won the lottery, I would taste all Port Ellens in the market.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smoky, of course. A little nutty and / or almond, citrus fruits (orange, lemon and even grapefruit), smells old with a little cellar muff (not meant unpleasantly). And then sea air.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Again citrus and smoky. Slight bitterness towards dark chocolate and espresso.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium length, nutty, pleasant bitterness.
      With a higher alcohol content, it would of course be even more bombproof.

  3. Deck scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Ok, can you really rate a Port Ellen neutral given the distillery's reputation and your own enormous expectations?
    But should you deduct a few points only because you fear to influence yourself?
    And then the crazy price.
    Fortunately, I got a sample from a friend for a special occasion.
    Then I don't care about the price.
    My conclusion: A really great, old whisky that simply gives you great drinking pleasure.
    Would I normally buy it? Never, too expensive. But if I won the lottery, I would taste all Port Ellens in the market.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smoky, of course. A little nutty and / or almond, citrus fruits (orange, lemon and even grapefruit), smells old with a little cellar muff (not meant unpleasantly). And then sea air.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Again citrus and smoky. Slight bitterness towards dark chocolate and espresso.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium length, nutty, pleasant bitterness.
      With a higher alcohol content, it would of course be even more bombproof.

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