Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Old Bothwell (OB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Malt Whisky
Stated Age
27 years old
Oak Cask
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2010 7:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 641.03

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77 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 OB

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.67 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


    Light gold
    Salty, spicy and accompanied by aromas of yellow apple peel. In addition limes, soft lemon juice, some grapefruit and these incomparable maritime components - gentle peat flavors, smoke and vanilla end in seaweed with algae in the ship harbor - very straightforward and good.
    Lying softly and salty on the tongue - then turning up and becoming more powerful. Maritime and enriched with fruity notes of lime, grapefruit and bergamot as well as with suitably moist coal, peat and cardboard. The vanilla bean complements this harmonious combination - great.
    Long - very straightforward and maritime. The phenols are subordinate to the fruit content and without major fluctuations everything is as if from a single source - overall really good.
    The taste runs with 92+ points and the finish with 92-.
    92 points
    N: 91P / G: 92P / F: 92P

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    From nose to palate, a very clean and simply excellent Port Ellen. Loved it.
    • Nose
      Coastal (seaweeds, seashells), mineral, lemony and zesty, tarry, slightly medicinal and quite farmy too.
    • Taste
      Punchy and sharp. Peat, lemon and lime juice, salt and pepper.
      With water, the nose is more tarry, citrusy (hints of grapefruits) and smoky. The palate is even more juicy.
    • Finish
      Long, peat, lemon and pepper.

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A mash of apricot and banana. Floral as well. A wax coat. Apple, honey, peat, vanilla, tangerine, lemon and porridge.
    • Taste
      More honey, beeswax even, which didn't occur to me in the nose at all. Pepper, peat and salt. Apple and leather.
    • Finish
      Cocoa, peat, honey and apple.

  7. Willibald did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted by Serge / Whiskyfun in January 2011:

    Port Ellen 27 yo 1982/2010
    (55.5%, Old Bothwell, cask #2558)  

    Colour: straw.

    Nose: yahowow! It’s one of these crystal-clean, extremely
    zesty Port Ellens, and this one is maybe even cleaner than the cleanest PEs I
    could try so far. Little tar and little coal, rather bags of seaweed, lime and
    peat (smoke), then whiffs of barnyard and loads of apple peelings. It’s even a
    little camphory ala Laphroaig. Superb! With water: candle wax and coal smoke
    plus oceans of tar and shoe polish this time. This baby reminds me a bit of the
    two 1978s Rare Malts, even if it becomes a tad cardboardy afrer a moment, which
    was unexpected.

    Mouth (neat): yodlayeedleeyah! (that’s no official tasting
    vocabulary, in case you didn’t notice). ‘Green’ raw peat, lemon and lime, green
    tea, grass, grapefruits… Extremely zesty and ‘sharp like a blade’, as they say.
    The purity of crystal, with just a little rubber in the background, as often
    with PE in my opinion.

    With water: perfection made whisky. Textbook raw Port
    Ellen – and it’s even drinkable, imagine! Finish: very long, with a lingering
    peat (but why is peat always lingering in tasting notes?)

    Comments: I think we
    should go burgle Old Bothwell’s. RU game? Not all are great in my opinion but
    this one was fab. SGP:368 – 92 points.

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One of the best Indie Port Ellen.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    Nose - Tar, peat, burning coal, lemone zest, melted butter, something flowery

    Palate - Peat still at the front, wood varnish, still lemony

    Finish - very very long

    This is good for sure but a little one dimensional for me profile wise. Peat heads will love this. A quality port Ellen.
    • Nose
      Sweet honey, vanilla, marzipan, lemon, cashew nuts?
    • Taste
      Crisp, sharp. peat up front, lemon in the aftertaste. marzipan again.
    • Finish

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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


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