- Single Malt
- Daily Dram (DD)
- Bottling serie
- The Nectar of the Daily Drams
- Stated Age
- 27 years old
- 53.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Mar 2010 4:00 pm
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69 × member ratings
67 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 DD
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.94 points
- Tasted head to head with an Old Bothwell bottling, also 1982-2010. I have a slight preference for this one as it has a fuller, waxier profile.
Apricot, peat, vanilla, caramel, citrus, minerals and banana. A whiff of ammonia that takes a while to wear off. Layer developing quite some honey or even beeswax. Fresher when adding water: Pineapple.
More peaty, peppery and salty. Quite some leather. Then peach, honey, citrus, salty toffee, litchi and dark chocolate. The citrus gets stronger.
Peat, salt, peach, cocoa and leather.
- Port Ellen 27 yo 1982 (53%, Daily Dram 2010)
Nose: peaty and coastal. Seems to hold the middle between a briney, mineral profile and a more warm profile. There’s praline, marzipan, pears and vanilla but also sharper grassy notes, boat ropes and hints of citrus. Smoked bacon. After a while, there’s lovely cider apple. The complexity is quite excellent, and on the nose this is more elegant than most other 1980’s Port Ellens I’ve tried. Water amplifies the sour notes and adds a few candied, fruity notes. Mouth: rather creamy, with enough lemon marmalade to counterbalance the peat. Sugared lemon. A bit of ginger and oak. Again hints of marzipan. Water brings out cardamom, leather and lemon desserts. Mouth: long, smokey and rounded.
I’m sure this Port Ellen will be difficult to find in a couple of days. Around € 200. Totally worth it.
- This Whisky was sold for 556 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015
- My first PE ever. Really enjoyed this, there will be more now, for I am a PEliever now.
Smoke, brine, soft citrus fruits - mostly lemons, mandarins. Other fruity hints enter the nose after nosing for a couple of minutes. I'd dare to say I even get some floral notes from this.
Selling this short, but a general impression for the nose would be smoked salty citrus fruits. Like lemon brined oven roasted chicken, but without the chicken. You get it?
After leaving it for a while longer some light medicinal notes enter the scene, the citrus moves to the background and more sweet hard fruits like pear, apple and nectarines enter the nose.
Citrus, smoke, heaps of smoke, peppers, brine, salt, brine, salt, brine, salt. Citrus notes, turning into grapefruit now. Wonderful! I have had some excellent Caol Ila's which can't even touch this citrus smoky madness!
After opening up for a while it continues to be briney, salty and peppery. More bitters now, the sweetness from the nose only thrills the palate for the first second or so.
Finish medium to long, lovely dryness to it with some peppery notes in the beginning, then a long and undying feast of smoke and salt. After 5 minutes a briney aftertaste stays.
Some chalky dry notes which remind me of Craigellachie go through and through (after the initial dryness).
- A brackish PE that
really makes me wild (which it is not a pretty sight).
Stellar nose on soft
smoke, soft minerals and a truckload of silt. Hint of hay. Wet rocks. Sea
breeze. Fresh lemon juice sprinkled on a dried herring. Smoldering wood. Pears.
After ten minutes, it turns nicely sweet on vanilla and even some white
chocolate, truly! This is wonderfully complex.
Sturdy attack on
minerals and fruit from the nose. Beautiful mouthfeel. Perfect strength. But
the fruit is quickly conquered by a huge salty taste. Brackish, in fact! Midpalate
a whole lot of citrus appears. Besides the lemon juice, some bitterness as if
from lime peel or grapefruit emerges. Not once does the oak raise its voice. Sweet
The long finish
remains salty and smoky until the death.
Quite fresh, salty and peaty of course, but the peat is rather thin, not earthy, not medicinal here. There is a lot of fruit behind the sea side: lemon, apple, vanilla and a grassy side.
Sweet, well integrated alcohol, we do not feel the 53%. The texture is rather creamy. We still find a mix between the sea and the fruity (a lot of lemon, apple-pear). Water enhances the fruitiness.
Very long. A little praline and almond appear.