Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rarest of the Rare
Stated Age
26 years old
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Feb 2010 8:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1689.00

20 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1983 DT

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.66 points

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Amazing dram, not much else to say. Extra points for complexity and a truly unique character, while maintaining great balance throughout.

    Review: https://youtu.be/OKf6W3r9U3o
    • Nose
      94 94
      Really old leather shoes, pickled plums, dark berries, tobacco leaves, dried fruits, fig jam, dates, burnt twigs and herbs, ashes, medicinal notes, truly different and very interesting. Raisins, nice mix of seaside flavours with smoke, sherried notes, and really strong genuine leather. Later toffee and creamy notes come out as well.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Nice dose of smoke, lots of medicinal flavours, brine, seawater, seaweed, fruitier pear juice, not sugary, but good level of sweetness. Alcohol level is great, light spices, very good stuff. Second chew brings light oak, barley, more medicinal notes, balance is fantastic. Nothing to put a finger on. A bit of dried herbs also. Third chew shows consistency, but a bit drier, more oaky spices, some mint joins the mix as well, along with a vague hint of peach juice, and still a nice dose of wonderfully sweet smoke.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Really warm, peppery, pear and peach juices, barley, light oaky spices, fantastic medicinal notes, and sweet smoke. Leather still at the core, with tobacco leaves lingering.
      A fantastic finish, that lasted for ages after I finished my tasting.

  2. indyjones scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Wow, super Port Ellen, fat old nose, a little smoke in the nose, the taste wow fat sherry, smoke, salt, maritime, top nodge Ellen

  3. Soderberg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. eleiko5 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 2010, cask #674, 282 btl.)

    Nose: hey! Even better than I remembered it. Relatively soft sooty and smokey notes with hints of cured meat. A bunch of sweet notes as well: chocolate ganache, praline and Black Forest gateau! Fruity cherry / mixed red fruits jam. Hints of tobacco with a very delicate medicinal touch. Warm precious wood like rosewood and sandalwood. Few of the sharp / austere notes that you find in other Port Ellen. When compared to Port Ellen PE1 for example, it becomes clear how extremely luscious this is. Just excellent. Mouth: sweet peat and ashes mixed with rounder notes again (cocoa, sweet almonds, berries, figs). A hint of peppermint. Slowly drying towards tobacco. Finish: very long, drier and a little peppery.

    An extraordinary Port Ellen with an almost perfect sherried style. If you liked PE1, then you’ll love this. Around € 190. I’ve spent some time trying to find it, but it seems to be sold out.

    Score: 93/100




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

    This Whisky was sold for 570 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015


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