Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
30 years old
51.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 oct 2010 4:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1199.68

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33 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1979 McC

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.39 points.

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one after two '82 Port Ellens and it occurred much dirtier than those. Mind that I don't mean that badly at all.
    • Nose
      Peat, somewhat dirty. Salty toffee. Peach and a floral touch. Pastry, clay, vanilla, apple and salt. With water also honey.
    • Taste
      Beeswax, leather, apricot, peat, charcoal, salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, apricot, cocoa, salt, toffee, charcoal and a nutty touch.

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  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Always a party to have a Port Ellen in my glass! This is a very subdued and balanced Port Ellen. Beautiful classic Port Ellen that has a wonderful combination of sweet and savory aromas. An absolute must.
    • Nose
      A soft, charming, balanced, subdued and sweet whisky with notes of earthy peat, soft smoke, oak, leather, salt, charcoal, moss, citrus (lemon peel), seaweed, soft medicinal, floral notes (heather?), Wet hay, grains, barley malt, soft mineral notes (flint and lime), honey, hint to toffee, bay leaves and a hint to liquorice.
    • Taste
      An elegant, subdued, well-balanced and soft whisky with notes of flint, citrus, soft smoke, peat, hint of seaweed, straw, leather, oak, tannin, salt, subtle medicinal, dried grass, brown sugar, toffee, botanical, nuts , dried lemon, candied lemon zest and floral notes.
    • Finish
      A long and rich aftertaste with notes of soft smoke, leather, peat, earthy notes, firs, hint of star anise, vanilla, nuts, tannin and bitter caramel.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 660 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Finlaggan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 91 points Super Administrator

    A charcoal style PE.


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