Port Ellen 1983 Shi

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Shinanoya (Shi)
Bottling serie
The Chess - Castling
Stated Age
27 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Japan Japan
Added on
17 dec 2010 8:38 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1955.54

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34 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1983 Shi

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.35 points.

  1. numen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose was really exceptional. It has some of the fantastic and
    powerful salty peat, but it has this fabulous fruity tone to it. The
    palate was a bit of a let-down with the loss of the fruit, but it's a
    beauty through and through

    purchased sample
    • Nose
      Oh, beautiful peat. It's briney with waxy lemon, and a very limited
      amount of tire and diesel fuel. Fruity, mangoes, apricots, quince jam.
      It just turns very lush tropical fruit. Slightly salty peat, vanilla,
      and licorice. Pressed violet petals or something floral. Full and still
      elegant. One of the more beautiful peat profiles that I've smelled.
    • Taste
      Syrup and honeyed on entry. Sharp lemon juice with a kick, fiery pepper
      behind it. Honey. The peat here is rather darker than it was on the
      nose, on charcoally bbq. We get more vanilla, grapefruit, and flax seed.
      Nice and oily.
    • Finish
      Spicy and peat and charcoal spent from the grill. Yes, there's even some
      BBQ sauce out there. More tire-rubber as well. Still some tangerine and
      grapefruit, but most fruit is gone. With water, the nose flattens a bit
      and reminds me even more of a mix of Caol Ila and Clynelish. Elegant
      and seductive with a spot of raw power. The palate is much more linear,
      as is the finish. Like the Flaming Heart, but less citrus and more there

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  3. Saika scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Sweet dark sherry PE.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    coastal peat and varnish, cooked fruits and toffee, not as sherried as the wb picture suggests, very nice

  5. tuntime scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Excellent. A happy balance of sherry and distillate. Smoke weaves throughout, beginning on the nose, and ending in the long finish.


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