Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
26 years old
Refill Butt
DL 5441
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Aug 2010 4:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 489,00

3 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1983 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. eleiko5 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009, refill butt, DL ref. 5441, 640 btl.)

    Nose: clean, somewhere in the middle between the mineral and vanilla profiles of Port Ellen. Some sweet almonds. Soft gristy peat, rather medicinal for a PE (eucalyptus, herbal syrup). Wet paper and walnuts. Mouth: rather sweet and creamy, more vanilla now and soft pepper. Hints of liquorice, custard and lemon, gentle smoke. Little cask influence or so it seems. Finish: round and clean with sweet lemon, brine and ashes.

    A good Port Ellen showing the different typical elements without any special highlights. A solid bottling. Around € 170.

    Score: 88/100




  2. Gronqvist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Clean and fresh, spicy, sweet with vanilla character, eucalyptus, peat, iodine, honey, citrus, pepper, toffee and baked goods. Drier than average. 
    • Taste
      Opens sweet. Smooth and complex, creamy vanilla, coal chimney smoke, tar, peat, flowers, apples, pears, spices, wood, caramel, salt, coffee. 
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, sweet and soft with honing, sweet, wood roasted coffee, burnt toast and damp bonfire ash.

  3. Ian V scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Clean, fresh, Lagavulin style peat, some brown sugar in the nose and a very briney finish. Not as old and deep as other PE I`ve tried so maybe not quite worth the current price tag but its very tasty. It`s a shame that such a nice Islay is unaffordable now, I bought this bottle for less than £100. 


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