- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Number of bottles
- 60.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Jun 2008 5:48 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1978
29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.66 points
- Bottle # 2542 sold empty at ebay.
Peat, lemon, hydrocarbon.
Peat, fruity, lemon, liquorice.
Long, very long!
- Straight Jacket
Let’s finish this line-up of Port Ellen samples with this official bottling from the famous Rare Malts Selection (the predecessor of the Diageo Special Releases). It has spent almost as much time in the bottle as it did in the cask. I sometimes see this bottle at auctions, but it will then set you back between 950 and 1500 EUR. Take your time for this one.
Very complex nose on vanilla and almonds, joined by grapefruit, graphite, diesel oil, walnuts and the skin of Pink Lady apples. Then more citrus, candle wax, wet rocks, caramel and white fruit. Unexpected hint of mokatine and cold coffee. Becomes quite salty after a few minutes. Salted caramel, nougat, liquorice. Delicious.
OMG! O-M-F-G! What a powerhouse. Sweet versus salt, but the salt is clearly stronger. Almost brackish, sturdy and feisty on tar and diesel, lemon and oyster sap, kippers and all of this is a straight jacket of smoke. Man, this makes me very, very happy.
The finish is a grand continuation of the palate, lasts forever and fills me with a satisfaction beyond words.
There is a god and it has been captured in this bottle!
- Very good and balanced. Ask for a second drink.
Peaty sherry (or at least partly) oily peat, cold ashes, mineral lemon, camphor.
In light mouth, on peat, citrus (lemon, Mandarin), tobacco, under wood, a little mushroom. Cold ashes.
Final on cold ashes and camphor.
- fat, unctuous peat
vanilla, candied lemon
an earthy and dirty side, a little grassy
macerated cooked fruits, a little aged and moldy, intense, black grapes and old plums
wood, encaustic, leather
a side disinfectant hospital, a peat side of port with its lot of seaweed, sodden wood remaining in stall, fruits on citrus but varied (lemon until mandarin!), a few pronounced spices, cooked glue and salt!
long, varied, to redefine!
- https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=317 Color: straw yellow Nose: Creamy-waxy-sweet! Vanilla sticks, honeycombs, lime and gentle lemon. Overall maritime-spicy, with white peppercorns, smoke and peat (but less than 20yo). It continues with aromas of dull, green fruit, such as ripe avocado and crab apple, accompanied by oak. A very nice balanced and harmonious nose - great! Taste: First gently lying on the tongue, then creamy and spicy to razor-sharp salty. Cayenne pepper, red chilli, vanilla, grapefruit and high-quality peat! In addition beautifully integrated wood and sweet peat-mud - fantastic !! With preserved herbs and fresh mint it goes into the finish. Finish: Long - fresh, spicy and always delicious! The fruit and the peaty phenols are still taut. Honey, vanilla, smoke, wet coal, hot asphalt - and always sweet-fruity-fresh to the end. 94 points N: 93P / G: 95P / F: 93P
- A great PE again, RMS just has it ...
As all RM so far, you have to give it a lot of time, kokelndes autumn leaves, behind every few seconds flashing beautiful red apple and brown sugar, also some banana, peach with shell and seeds, but do not be fooled, it is not fruity, but generally rather dry Smoked with a touch of sweetness, honey with peat, resin, forest honey and old, dusty curtains, fish and lamp oil with time and toffee, some green apple and a lot more citrus after a while
Very strong and warming, sweet, baked banana, ripe peach, baked apple, dark malt, autumn leaves, smoldering ashes, grapefruit, oregano, rosemary, rye bread and old pages, later a little sweet lemon and bitter plum with some salt, ginger cookies
Long, full-bodied, dry and the rye and herbs take over a lot with the smoke, it smolders in the throat for a long time
- OB Port Ellen H2H result :-
1st - 12th release
2nd - 2nd Release
3rd - 1st Release
4th - 22 year Rare Malts
5th - 20 year Rare Malts
6th - 3rd Release
See thread https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h?page=3