Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
27 years old
Wine Treated Butt
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2010 9:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 736.89

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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1983 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.96 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    your blog: http://blog.thewhiskyexchange.com/2010/05/one-for-the-road-port-ellen-signatory-tasting-notes/

  2. bull10298 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Diageo has released a number of highly-acclaimed expressions of Port Ellen under
    its ?Special Release? programme, but some very good independent bottlings are
    also to be found. They include this 27-year-old single cask bottling, distilled
    in February 1983, just a few months before the distillery closed, and finished
    in a wine-treated butt before being bottled in April of this year. It comes
    courtesy of Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co Ltd, formerly of Edinburgh, but
    now based at the Perthshire distillery of Edradour. The nose is sweet and
    fruity, with vanilla, peat, black pepper and tobacco notes. Sweet and malty on
    the palate, with subtle peat and soft oak notes. Barley sugar with the addition
    of water, and the peat becomes much more muted. Steadily drying in the lengthy
    finish, with no adverse oak tannins. Stands up very well for its age.



  3. eleiko5 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 (55,7%, Signatory Vintage 2010, cask #231, 501 btl.)

    Nose: like an embering fire on a beach, that you’ve just fuelled with some diesel oil. Smokey and coastal. Sweet hints of almonds, or even better, almond butter cookies. Some wax and lemon. Hints of overripe fruits, could this be the wine influence? Quite medicinal as well. Really high-end. Water makes it a bit more feminine, with a tiny hint of vanilla, more wax and hints of fruity wine. Pretty awesome. Mouth: big and compact, peaty, sweet and salty at the same time. Pepper and citrus. Lots of iodine. Grows sharper over time. Very explosive. Here as well, water lifts the sweeter notes, mutes the peat and highlights some zesty citrus. Finish: peppery and grassy hints, fading on sweet peat smoke.

    Don’t be fooled by the wine treatment, this is an exceptional Port Ellen that compromises very little. It’s great to play around with water and watch it switch between its monstruous peat side and its feminine vanilla side.

    Not exactly cheap though: around € 190. Available from most international shops. Master of Malt also sells samples.

    Score: 93/100





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