Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Bottlers (TB)
Stated Age
19 years old
Refill Sherry
61.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L1226 0015
Added on
31 may 2008 4:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1855.17

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82 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1982 TB

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.53 points.

  1. eselsim scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Everything is in the smell. burnt corn sticks, a chicken coop, and a burnt board, and old books, and a pile of leather, a sheepskin coat in the attic, whisky knocks you down. This is a top port ellen. Art in one word.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Seanzhang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    amazing whisky, major league
    • Nose
      93 93
      something special and unlike anything I've tried before. ripe fruits drenched in menthol and eucalyptus, strawberries with iodine, dried fruits with honey
    • Taste
      92 92
      spicy dessert, but everything in moderation, envelops with spices, sweets and vanilla. strawberries, ripe sweet and slightly tart pear
    • Finish
      92 92
      dessert, full-bodied, overripe fruits, a little iodine and menthol, citruses, tanned leather, nuts and spices, aerobatics

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Port Ellen H2H - 5 x Official Releases v 5 x Independent single cask offerings

    I like Port Ellen just as I like Brora, with both distilleries you can find some superb independent bottlings. With Brora there are also plenty of not so good IB but in my experience nearly all Port Ellen IB, especially those that are single cask, cask strength offerings nearly always are pretty good to excellent.
    In summary I expected The Bottlers offering to be very hard to beat and so it turned out, with the GM offering just behind but also excellent. It was also no surprise to me that the best of the official bottlings was the first RM bottle, the 20 year.
    I like the Official Port Ellens but they just lack a bit of sparkle compared to the best IB single casks.
    I liked the 8th Release better than most people do, it suited my palate and I think it is as good as the 10th Release which up until now was my favourite of the annual releases
    Tasted OB/IB/OB/IB and so on

    IB-1982 19 year 61.7% The Bottlers cask 570 -WB 2262- 92/94/95
    IB-1980 16 year 64.4% cask 5105-5110 GM WB 81216 – 92/94/94
    OB-1978 20 year 60.9% Rare Malts WB 4386 - 91/93/92
    OB-1978 29 year 55.3% 8th Release – WB 3994 – 90/93/92
    IB-1983 28 year 58.9% cask MoS 11011 Malts of Scotland WB 26723 – 91/92/91
    IB-1983 28 year 55.5% cask S1462 Silver Seal WB 30832 – 90/91/91
    OB- 1979 30 year 57.7% 9th Release WB 10610 – 89/91/90
    OB-1978 27 year 54.2% 6th Release WB 409 – 88/89/91
    IB-1979 36 year 56.6% cask 10914 Douglas Laing XOP- WB 73383 – 90/87/88
    Extra OB 7th Release 70cl 53.8% WB 638 – 89/88/87
    IB-1979 36 year 56.6% cask 10914 Douglas Laing XOP- WB 73383 – 90/87/88
    OB-1979 28 year 54.7% 7th Release (20cl bottle) – WB 17018 – 88/87/86

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This i think is the best Port Ellen I have tasted for a long time, excellent stuff.
    The finish is the best part.

    This has a potent nose, dirty mineral peat, coal dust, charcoal, cream with an almost brandy like quality to it provided by the stewed fruit.
    Peppery peat that is also quite drying at first is followed by the rich fruit that is like baked apple and plum, with a little apricot but what you notice is the balance which is top draw stuff.
    More fruit comes through after a few minutes but absolutely nothing is out of place.
    Awesome, warming and just fades slowly no roughness only finesse.
    This is neat remember and a whopping 61.7%, no need for water.
    The nose just gets better and better neat.

    With a splash of water:-
    The only difference is a little bitterness and more pepper so my advice is have this neat for the ultimate Port Ellen experience.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Deep and fruity with a hint of leathery sulfur, very good

  8. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Squeezed out: 3322'90

  9. bigotry7070 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    An incredible Port Ellen. Much much better than cask#573.

  10. Teresa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Gusto scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    The smell! Fruit! Sweet!
    Incredibly dense aroma development and full presence. Sweet fruit. Caramel. The smoke swirls around the sweetness. Gorgeous!
    Give him time and air. You too.
    The finish, a dream. Finally, Crème Brulé. Some of the best that I could taste.


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