Overall rating
92.68/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB20319
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Private Stock
Vintage
1983
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
96
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 jan 2011 12:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1124.19

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56 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1983 TWA

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.68 points.

  1. fransoif@bdx scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Coherent, with surgical precision. boom! The big slap. The dilution really helps break down the flavors and vary the glass. The peaty and waxy vanilla stays central.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Ecstasy! delicate peat coating notes of sherry and exotic fruits, the fantastic triptych! Very complex. Perfectly balanced, vanilla, papaya, almonds, the peat is medicinal, a touch of iodine/pen ink, honey.
    • Taste
      91 91
      fine spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), salt, not so peaty, citrus fruits (lemons).
    • Finish
      93 93
      long, persistent, wet pebbles, mineral, varies over an infinity of strata

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  3. SFWC scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    If you like vanilla like serges old french cigarettes you could probably trade this like siyahtavsan, rate it 99 and cash in on another highly overrated port ellen. Closed distillery ooh must be good ooh!

  4. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Port Ellen 27 yo 1983/2010 (55.6%, The Whisky Agency, Private Stock, refill sherry, 96 bottles)  The last vintage, the last months… And not the worst distillate according to my little book! Colour: straw. Nose: twenty-seven years old, never! This is as vibrant, clean, and fresh as some ten years old Laphroaig. I mean, independent Laphroaig. Although I’d add that there is a little vanilla and chocolate coming out, but the spirit’s big enough to stand that slightly ugly make-up. Largely! Patchouli, mentholated cigarettes, dill, aniseed, almonds, fennel, candle wax, orange blossom, iodine… With water: a little oak and cork comes out, a mustiness, wet wood… Mouth (neat): very salty, extremely salty! Anchovies, perhaps a little cologne, fleur de sel, cinchona… Not a very easy/sexy one, everything revolves around salty stuff. With water: mushrooms, clay, smoked salmon… But it gets a little rounder, with some almond paste. Finish: quite long, salty/almondy and kippery. More almonds in the aftertaste, and not a huge peatiness. Comments: not one of the peatiest PEs, but quality’s extremely high. Another great one by the Whisky Agency. How are you doing guys? SGP: 356 – 91 points.

  5. jvdb scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Great dram. I'm a Karuizawa-collector and fan, but it's so nice to have some other great bottles open. 
    • Nose
      One word: balance! You could smell this for hours and still be impressed by the balance. Peat, smoke, fruit (from the sherry). full bodied and delicate at the same time.
    • Taste
      Like the nose. But more ashes show up.
    • Finish
      Long finish that balances between ashes and delicate subtle semi sweet sherry notes

  6. bakerman scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I want a bottle!
    • Nose
      lemon jelly, peat, medical, little rubber, chocolate, clove, lavander, very complex
    • Taste
      HUGE, lemon, pepper, ash, peat, salt and little honey, very tasty
    • Finish
      long with all the flavours fading slooooowly

  7. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Seriously complex nose, a real classic aged islay! Wafts of peat smoke and ash mix with salty air and rich, sweet fruity tones (including something faintly tropical!). Opened up wonderfully with a few drops of water. Peat and ash dominate the palate, but never overwhelm the other aspects, revealing hazelnut and dark chocolate alongside berries and hints of citrus fruit.  Very long and warming finish, with the embers of the fire burning endlessly. Perfectly balanced malt. A truly memorable experience!
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

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