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Overall rating
92.46/100
votes
279
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
59.35 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15R02626486
Barcode
5000281016986
Added on
12 Aug 2007 5:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2.132,92

64 × in wishlist

279 × member ratings

559 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 2nd Release

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.46 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Mineral, salty, sor, ashy release, but the well known high quality. 92/93.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Peat, cut grass, camphor, herbals, spicy oak, citrus fruits and waxy fruit.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Powerful. Citruses, mint, vanilla, orange peel, pepper and chili, ash.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, dry, peaty.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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

  3. Von Barton scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Tasted three times, this Port Ellen is lemony, mineral, a fine peat but very present.
    A slight maritime touch is also noticeable.

    The whisky opens after adding a drop of water.

    A beautiful Port Ellen!

  4. penumbra scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Except that the wine body is not so colorful, other aspects have performed extremely well. Why not make a good OB pinch before such a good factory?
    • Nose
      Dried pineapple, lemon zest, grapefruit, green apple, pear, mint leaf, fragrant slice, vanilla, white pepper, toffee, American coffee, cigarette, iodine, asphalt, peat, cigar ash, camphor, varnish, tar Beeswax, ham oil, ghee tea.
      Extremely complex and balanced flower and fruit aroma, sweet, slightly meaty, and oily, lingering in the loop of phenol
    • Taste
      Sweet, with smelling peat, various dried flowers, Rosaceae fruits, obvious salinity, cheese.
    • Finish
      Medium length, peat, vanilla of the same taste.

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Powerful but complex and balanced - great stuff
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, fruity, honeydew, yellow fruits, fine peat and smoke, spices, pepper, sea breeze, smoked oysters, whiffs of oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, fruity, good sweetness, salty, iodine, citrusy, spices, some herbs, smoked cigars - great
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, burning, more spicy, zesty, grapefruits

  7. gossm01 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Lace malt
    • Nose
      94 94
      Malty sweet peat smoke, salty, glue, citrus, leather, light vanilla pipe tobacco, light menthol
    • Taste
      97 97
      Honey sweetness, oiliness, salty, menthol
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long-lasting, intense and pleasantly warming

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 4589 sold empty at ebay.

  10. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A tender body.
    • Nose
      Grassy and herbal. Dill, angelica,camomile. A pleasant earthiness comes through.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly smooth and sweet. A refreshing coolness. Smokiness slowly emerges and hovers on menthol and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly dry and slowly dying.

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