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Port Ellen 10th Release

Overall rating
94.13/100
votes
286
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281027227
Added on
27 Sep 2010 10:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2640,38

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 10th Release

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

  1. 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  

  2. Llama_rock scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

  3. Llama_rock scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

  4. 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.

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  6. UndergroundAgent scored this whisky 91 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
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 2050 sold empty at ebay.

  8. 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.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

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