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Port Ellen 6th Release

Overall rating
91.77/100
votes
118
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2006
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
27 years old
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Barcode
5000281021409
Added on
31 May 2011 2:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1221.29

22 × in wishlist

118 × member ratings

193 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 6th Release

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.77 points

  1. Berrysaki scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Brilliant dram! Impressive but delicate.
    • Nose
      Smells very briny with a little camp fire smoke. money, a bit of wax, green apples, tropical fruit. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and smoky at the same time. Peppery start. Ginger, peach, vanilla, bayleaf, banana, ananas.
    • Finish
      Long finish, very nicely balanced.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/drei-port-ellen-im-alter-von-27-jahren-im-direkten-vergleich-33152/ F arbe: white wine
    Nose: Yellow apple flavors, lime and mango, watery-salty honeydew melon, maritime and without corners and edges, but only slightly spicy. Slightly farmy with greasy leather notes and some honey.
    Taste: Round and balanced with salty-tart herbs, rhubarb and grassy notes. Increasingly saline and citrus-tasting. This adds a peppery pungency to the finish, and the peat is better to advantage.
    Finish: mid-length - apple and honey flavors emerge again. More and more smoky peat flavors are added and herbal notes, which work through dull in the background, but decay relatively quickly.
    Remark: Full-bodied and fruity nose, but unfortunately slightly diluted!
    89 points (nose: 90 / taste: 89 / finish: 89)

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty OK
    • Nose
      88 88
      Yellow fruits, salty, iodine, peaty and smoke, little citric
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, fresh, citric, salty, peaty, smoke
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, burning

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The £550 price point on the page is for a 20cl bottle at Robertsons of Pitlochry, I thought it was too good to be true.

  5. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Not your sharp and complex Port Ellen, more gentle and easy drinking than usual but excellent anyway.

    Tasting notes from  july 2017.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, lemon, coastal and mineral notes, whiffs of iodine.
    • Taste
      Peat, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, sharper, lemony, peppery, earthy.

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Superb! Best at cask strength. 92/93.
    • Nose
      Apricot, crême brûlee, honey, tangerine, leather, strawberry, minerals and caramel. Then grapefruit. Water makes it a little soapy and brings out a metallic note.
    • Taste
      Honey, grapefruit, peat, apricot, pepper, strawberry, vanilla and mango. More waxy when adding water.
    • Finish
      Peat, apricot, cocoa, caramel and pepper.

  8. MrManners scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A good official release and even at 54.3% it was not overpowering. I would describe this as sharp ( not in a bad way) and also fresh but not the most complex official Port Ellen profile wise.
    • Nose
       Honeycomb, pineapple, summer fruits, peat, brine, fresh.
    • Taste
      Stronger than expected but also very sweet. Salty, tangy with hints of lemon.
    • Finish
       Long, warming with a salty sweetness.

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