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Overall rating
91.38/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Bottlers (TB)
Vintage
03.1979
Bottled
08.2001
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1552
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Feb 2008 10:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 889.50

11 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1979 TB

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.38 points

  1. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mint; a little salt with vanilla; gentle, subtle peat; Marzipan; very complex; slightly sweeter with water
    • Taste
      sweet; powerful; Then malt some smoke; slightly tingling; yellow fruits
    • Finish
      warm; nutty; long; the smoke sounds soft

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    mmh I really like them ranking: 1.Nase, 2. mouth and finish hard to identify as Port Ellen
    • Nose
      Sweetish maritime
      with green spicy herbs
      - green jello cooked with salt water -
      the scenery is a warm summer meadow with fruit
      woodruff
      beautiful maritime
      a spicy maritime nose
      very balanced
    • Taste
      tingling on the tongue
      Woodruff, menthol, herbs
      honey
      on the palate yellow fruit and chocolate
      Smoke and embers in the throat
    • Finish
      long
      Chocolate, barrel
      a touch bitter
      Honey and yellow fruit
      dry
      hot apple
      Salt liquorice, coffee
      smoked ham

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very impressive, unfortunately, the taste and the finish can not quite keep up. In the mouth you can easily feel the alcohol. A mature smoker who has not lost strength even after years.
    • Nose
      aromatic, sweet smoke, oranges, red apples, lemons, salty sea air, hints of vanilla and caramel in the background
    • Taste
      strong onset, very dry and astringent, malt, light smoke, lemon, again some apple, the sweetness from the nose is not so pronounced
    • Finish
      the smoke is back, bitter oak mixed with the memory of citrus fruits, at the end remains a mineral taste on the palate, long finish

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