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Overall rating 58 votes 92.04
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWm)
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 8:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 24
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

7 Notes

DavidH.
Member Senior DavidH. Review note
23 Oct 2017 9:30 pm
DavidH. gave this whisky 90 points

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.

Weighted Rate
89.5
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
85
Presentation
90
aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 12:30 am
aphex gave this whisky 92 points

Nose : Gentle nose. Light peat smoke, coastal and mineral notes, brine, ashes and almonds. With aeration, lemon, sweetness and some aromatic herbs.

Mouth : Creamy, peaty, briny, peppery, gingery, lemony. Slightly bitter.

Finish : Long, smoky and lemony.


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

svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
18 Jan 2017 7:05 pm

whiskyfun in 2011:

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983/2011 (55.5%, The Whiskyman, 120 bottles) Five stars 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.
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P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
05 Sep 2016 10:52 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
94
eleiko5
Expert Senior eleiko5 Note
21 Apr 2015 3:05 pm
eleiko5 gave this whisky 92 points

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/

 

 

st7
Connoisseur st7 Note
02 Jan 2012 1:01 pm
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Sjors
Connoisseur Sjors Tasting note
12 Nov 2011 8:56 pm
Sjors gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Amber
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.

Comments

   A job well done by Dominiek Bouckaert.

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