- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 24 years old
- Number of bottles
- 57.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 Aug 2007 5:48 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 3rd Release
25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.17 points
- 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
- With water:-
The nose does open up and is definitely sweeter with some nice biscuit notes.
On the nose the fruit has increased and so has the peat which is becoming quite aggressive now.
Another good PE just a little subdued on the palate when neat to get it over 90 points and the peat starts to overpower with a little water in it.
Good balance mind.
Grapefruit, honeycomb, biscuit and the peat obviously but the peat is not as evident on the nose as it is in the 1st & 2nd release.
A little lemon meringue pie, salted caramel, pastries , biscuit and a little cream with salt.
Very similar to the 2nd release but not quite as fruity. The peat while quieter on the nose is prominent on the palate and it is a creamy, thick peat.
There is a little apple & grapefruit but it is well and truly in the back with the peat taking centre stage mixed in with salty brine.
Good length staying peat with some ginger creeping in at the end.
- third edition, just love it.
unusually oily and weighty for a Port Ellen,the peat hammering with chisels.
oily prisoner-slaughtering beast,with sweet eatery impact, some mocca at the end.
acting like a 50 ppm monster? port ellen over its usual 35 ppm.
- What should you say big? Damn good stuff! If only these collector's prices were not ...
Right away strong maritime notes and sea breeze. Campfire smoke, caramel and alcoholic tingle. Sweet and oily. Seaweed and pepper.
With H2O significantly sweeter.
Very vigorous and intense start with plenty of smoke and medical notes. Maritime notes like seaweed and distinct oak.
Sweet and slightly medical smoke. Again, clear oak. Intensive, long and shiny
- Sprity strong in fragrance. Smoky, peaty, sea and a some unpleasant sharpness accompany a long finish. A powerful dram, indeed but reaches not the quality of the 2nd edition.
- A profile apart. Little peat, no iodine or salt but anise galore on the nose and grass cut in the mouth. Not the best of the lot, but a whisky very interesting to compare to others.
Differing from the 2nd release, it presents surprising and very marked notes of aniseed. More vigorous too, with a herbaceous side (freshly cut grass). Then we smell peat and finally green fruits and lemon. Maybe less complex than others. With water: even more anise! Not on the pastis, but on an anisette (style anisette Gras). Really an atypical profile. Not unpleasant, but atypical. The animal notes present in the other releases finally appear.
The burn of alcohol is there. We find the anise present on the nose, as well as lemon and herbaceous bitterness. Very little iodine and peat. With water: it's better. The vegetable flavors prevail (grass, green tea, myrtle).
Very lemon, aniseed too.
- Such a balanced whisky is, I believe, not found in my whisky life so far. It's just right. From the smell to the taste and the finish.
Straw yellow to gold
Lemon cream and lemon yoghurt of the finest quality! Add cream, limes, maritime dry peat and sea salt. Absolutely fine and very structured in the nose - very, very delicious!
Creamy fat, soft and perfectly harmonious. With waxy honey, vanilla, sweet peat, seaweed, hints of coal and damp ash, this gives a powerful taste experience at the highest level.
Long - still salty, soft and with lots of tasty peat, wet coal and cardboard provided. The fruit note is determined by lime and soft lemon juice. A great spice with the maritime character is up to the end on the same level as before!
N: 93P / G: 94P / F: 94P