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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
23 years old
Casknumber
5538
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 May 2010 2:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1099,00

2 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1979 WM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, herbaceous and quite dry, a rather crude Port Ellen, which is missing a few percents fortunately. Still a profile that is so idiosyncratic and unique that you do not necessarily love it, but you can.
    • Nose
      At first a little undefined, slightly wet cardboard, but so after 10 minutes, the nose is clean and that note disappeared. Ashy, slightly sooty smoke, with tropical fruit, light medicinal notes, some oak, but not much, more smoke and fruit notes, maybe a little more lemon, thyme. The smoke is more concomitant, complementary, not overwhelming dominating everything.
    • Taste
      Quite tart, herbs, sage, a little lemon, slightly musty oak, quite dry. Clear peat notes, a little bit cold ashy, only a little fruit in the background.
    • Finish
      Mint, peat, cold smoke, slightly astringent, oak, in the background, the tropical fruits of the nose come out again easily. The finish is beautiful but relatively short.

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