Overall rating
91.72/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
WB25265
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWhm)
Bottling serie
While my whisky gently weeps
Vintage
1983
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
120
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 sep 2011 8:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1752.49

34 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1983 TWhm

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.72 points.

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      A very fruity nose with orchard fruits (yellow apple and ripe pear), clear citrus (sweet orange, lime and lemon), something zesty, slight tropical notes (peach and guava), only little smoke, some smoked vegetation, buttered toast, honied, sugarbread, dry cardboard, a bit salty with a hint of kelp.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Clean and oily on the palate: more clear on peat and smoke, quite some pepperiness and saltiness as well, still sweet and fruity with ripe apple, lemon zest and some mild peach. Development is quite bitter with charcoal and some ashes.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium to long: sweet and bitter citrus, a hint of honey, saltiness, liquorice, white pepper, toasted wood and a bitterish note of charcoal.

  2. zombsta scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    This is no terrible whisky but had better ones. Can be enjoyable if you are not particular about technical excellence.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Neat: Lemon, antiseptic, saline, seawater. The notes weren't as strong as I would like, but this could be due it being a sample from an opened bottle with open date unknown. Sweeter after airing for 20mins, what I would expect from a PE.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Neat: Campfire smoke, salty, hint of bitterness. Quity salty actually. After airing, the peat subsides massively and some sweetness appears.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Neat: Short except for the saltiness that lingers on the tongue long after you swallow. Warm spices on the back of the throat after the salty notes dissipates.

  3. OJK scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Earthy citrus peat, orange marmalade, olive oil on sourdough, burnt rubber and some smoked mocha underneath. Complex and fascinating nose. On the palate there is a limoncello quality, infused with smoke and herbal spice creeping in, carrying through to a very peaty finish (in fact much more peat on the finish than the nose would suggest).

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
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  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
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  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  10. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Smoky and spicy limoncello ? What a treat. Did I say I love Port Ellen ?

    Tasting notes from july 2017.
    • Nose
      Gentle nose. Light peat smoke, coastal and mineral notes, brine, ashes and almonds. With aeration, lemon, sweetness and some aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      Creamy, peaty, briny, peppery, gingery, lemony. Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and lemony.

  11. DavidH. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This was my first Port Ellen, I expected more, it didn´t really satisfact me. 

    Altough it wasn´t bad, after a few years I probably won´t be thinking back about this dram with a big smile on my face.

    It was nice to try, but for me totally not worth the price here on WB.
    • Nose
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    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskyfun in 2011:

    Port Ellen 27 yo 1983/2011 (55.5%, The Whiskyman, 120 bottles)  This recent selection by Dominiek Bouckaert is nicknamed ‘While my whisky gently weeps’. Dominiek seems to love the Rolling Stones. Colour: pale gold. Nose: interesting, very interesting. It’s not an explosive PE, it’s rather more in the style of last year’s official Special Release (I haven’t tried this year’s version yet), with many subtleties including some charcoal, bacon, smoked almonds, soot and touches of camphor, the lovely kind of camphor that comes out when peat ages well. Goes on with more citrus fruits and aromatic herbs such as rosemary, before a straighter peat starts to come out but never in an overwhelming way. Mouth: wow (the Belgians would say waoouuh). Creamy, liquid peat and lemon liqueur. Amazingly straight and ‘chiselled’. Enough said. Finish: interminable. Comments: another proof that Port Ellen ages extremely well and that some ‘straight fodder for blends’ can become stunning with age. Caterpillars and butterflies.SGP:457 - 93 points.

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  14. eleiko5 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 ‘While my whisky gently weeps’ (55,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, 120 btl.)

    Nose: a very balanced expression. Plenty of mineral and coastal notes (seaweed, brine), soft medicinal notes (camphor) and charcoal smoke, but also sweet and fruity citrus aromas (candied lemon and green apple). Hints of marzipan as well, which makes the whole rounded and crystal sharp at the same time. Excellent balance indeed. Mouth: oily with a lot of peat, brine, spices (pepper and ginger) and bitterish lemon zest. The sweetness returns towards the end (especially almonds now, less fruity notes) but it stays kind of sharp. Finish: long, spicy and peaty, with liquorice and lemon zest.

    A great bottling showing all the typical Port Ellen qualities. Definitely on par with many official bottlings in terms of complexity and balance. Around € 200. Sold out.

    Score: 92/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2011/port-ellen/port-ellen-1983-the-whiskyman/

     

     

  15. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cask shared with Old Bothwell
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=91&whiskyid=23458

  16. Sjors scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

       A job well done by Dominiek Bouckaert.
    • Nose
      Very maritime nose,iodine and seaweed.

      Lots of sweet fruityness,lemon,apples and some smoke.

      With spices in the background.
    • Taste
      Creamy, oily and sweet lots of fruits and after that peat!!
    • Finish
      Long pleasant spicy and peaty aftertaste.

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