Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
31 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Sep 2010 10:16 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2603,48

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300 × member ratings

562 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 10th Release

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.13 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    in nose, it causes, a little on everything!
    spicy sweetness, fruit on pressed apples-pears, others on candied fruit, fine smoke, iodized salt, maritime, peat then occurs!
    the mouth is also complex, very fruity candied on oranges cooked with its zest, with a smoky and spicy and woody return!
    long, multi-sensitive finish with iodine, peat, oaky, fruity overlapping each other!
    short, really a great moment and a great pleasure!

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Out of a H2H tonight this was the result. 

    Longrow 1974 56% bottled 1987 Samaroli   

    Glen Garioch 1971 Full proof 59.6% Samaroli    

    Ledaig 1973 14 year 56.3% Sestante Castle Label   

    Brora 4th Annual Release 1975 30 year 56.3% OB   

    Lagavulin 1976 37 year 51% OB   

    Port Ellen 10th Annual Release 1978 31 year 54.6% OB   

    Laphroaig 1967 27 year cask 2957 50.1% Signatory dumpy   

    Caol Ila 15 year Manager`s Dram sherry 63% OB   

    Ardbeg 1976 25 year cask 2390 LMDW 53.1% OB  

  3. Llama_rock scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

  4. Llama_rock scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sure a masterpiece by the blenders in Diageo, great tropical influence and richer tastes.
    • Nose
      A masterpiece of blending, golden fruits, pineapples and oranges, marmalade, infused with honeyed flowers. More spices in this release, more bitter and darker, lemon oil, a perfect bond of sherry and peat.
    • Taste
      Richer than the 9th release, more flavours, concentrated lemon oil, concentrated pineapple juice, a lot of perfume ( in a good way, no CFP), the body is less oily than the 9th.
    • Finish
      Medium, wax and oak.

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. SFWC scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite the hype about this particular release of Port Ellen, thanks to our French friend and 'that' website. Well, is it better that other releases? I don't believe so. I actually like the 7th release a bit more and some independent bottlings by Douglas Laing. It is  indeed great whisky but don't be fooled that it is twice as good as other great whiskies because its twice as expensive or thrice! I've had quite a bit of fun pouring this blind at tastings and watching how it is outscored time and time again (by very educated palates) by mid 70s Caol Ila I picked up on auction for 300gbp. Slainte.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 2050 sold empty at ebay.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Yes this is definitely one of the best OB PE of the yearly releases, still worth 93-94 points, very good.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    thanks for the sip Henri! :) 
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94


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