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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB17109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Old Bothwell (OB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Malt Whisky
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
3798
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2010 2:22 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 779.14

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5 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1979 OB

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

  1. bull10298 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Back in 1983, Islay single malts had not yet become the sexiest Scotches on the
    planet, and Port Ellen distillery was closed by owners Distillers Company Ltd as
    part of a radical rationalisation programme. That decision must have been
    regretted on many occasions since, and Port Ellen has become the most elusive of
    all Islays. Now Old Bothwell Wine & Spirits Co Ltd has released a
    26-year-old cask strength Port Ellen, bottled by Jane Macduff of Cumbrae Supply
    Co. This Port Ellen displays a classic Islay nose of smouldering peat, brine and
    old-fashioned sticking plasters, together with a certain nuttiness. Big bodied,
    bold, yet balanced on the palate, deep notes of peat and pepper suddenly kick
    in. Enduring smokiness makes this a dram you won?t forget in a hurry. Port Ellen
    is one of our 'lost' distilleries that really is a loss

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=ellen

     

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