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Port Ellen 3rd Release

Overall rating
93.07/100
votes
268
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281017501
Added on
12 Aug 2007 5:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2.051,03

Tastingtags

19 Notes

jocmueller
Expert Senior jocmueller Note
22 Feb 2018 3:28 pm

Bottle # 1802 sold empty at ebay.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
14 Jan 2018 12:42 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 90 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

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
13 Jan 2018 11:32 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 90 points

The 1st & 2nd release are slightly better.

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
13 Jan 2018 11:44 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Amber
Nose

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.

Taste

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.

Finish

Good length staying peat with some ginger creeping in at the end.

Comments

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.

Man of Skye
Member Senior Man of Skye Note
21 Aug 2017 2:39 am
Man of Skye gave this whisky 94 points
Waykid
Expert Junior Waykid Tasting note
18 Jun 2016 11:01 am
Waykid gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Soft smoke, green apple & applepeel, chamomile, fudge, lapsang seuchang, smoky chalk. With water: a round sweetness, smoke, apple, embers, green and white pepper, leather.

Taste

A sharp rustle while neet! Mushell, maple syrup, smokiness. With water: also ammonium chloride and liquorice, candied apple, creamtoffee, peppery spice, green pepper, a wee bit green chili, smoked porkfillet.

Finish

Delicious oyster and apple, long.

Comments

A pleasantly combined and balances sweetness and smokiness. Something strongly Taliskery, propably the clear peppery side that has a herbal tone: green pepper? This is however more luscious and full than any Talisker I have encountered so far (which is not that much, older ones nearly none). Enhances extraordinarily with a little water and time in the glass.

hartist
Expert Senior hartist Tasting note
01 Apr 2016 2:51 pm
hartist gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Intense, complexe et bien intégré. Fumée végétale, fleurs séchées, suie, épices douces, un peu de cire de bougie. Magique!

Taste

Bouche charpentée, complexe et suave. Belle notes d'épices fortes ( poivre, gingembre ), de fruits du verger ( discrètement ), subtiles notes marines également avec une nette salinité, belle présence végétale ( herbes, anis? ) un peu amère. Toile de fonds constituée d'une belle matière un peu cireuse accompagnée d'une tourbe discrète.

Finish

Persistante et puissante, elle offre une belle déclinaison de la bouche qui s'alanguit sur une fumée cendreuse.

Comments

 Un whisky superlatif quand on a la chance de l'essayer en 2016. Merci Julien pour le généreux sample.

markkerr02
Expert Senior markkerr02 Note
16 May 2015 6:17 pm
markkerr02 gave this whisky 93 points

Provning 055: Port Ellen - 051112

Whiskyn som provades

Glas 1: Bowmore 12Y, 40% 399:-

Glas 2: Port Ellen 24Y/1979, 3rd Annual Release, 57,3% 1593:-

Glas 3: Port Ellen 24Y/1979, Sherry – Signatory, 43% 930:-

Glas 4: Port Ellen 25Y//1978, 4th Annual Release, 56,2% 1570:-

Glas 5: Port Ellen 1978/2005, Glen Denny, 800:-

Glas 6: Port Ellen 28Y/1975, Signatory, 43% 1250:-

Kvällens omröstning

Vi röstade på såväl kvällens 1:a, 2:a som 3:a. Ettan fick 3 poäng, tvåan 2 poäng och trean 1 poäng. Resultatet blev då följande:

Glas 1: 1 poäng

Glas 2: 125 poäng

Glas 3: 42 poäng

Glas 4: 111 poäng

Glas 5: 64 poäng

Glas 6: 34 poäng

Glas 2, Port Ellen 24Y/1979, 3rd Annual Release, 57,3%

  • 2001 kom den första av tänkta 3 utgåvor av Annual Release.
  • Skulle bli 3x6000 flaskor.
  • Utgåva 1 var också 6000 flaskor.
  • Utgåva 2 var 12000 flaskor!!
  • Utgåva 3 var 9000 flaskor.
  • Alla är i fatstyrka och ligger mellan 56 och 59%.

 

http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2055%20Port%20Ellen.html

 

 

eleiko5
Expert Senior eleiko5 Note
21 Apr 2015 3:09 pm
eleiko5 gave this whisky 91 points

Port Ellen 24 yo 1979 ‘3rd release’
(57,3%, OB 2003, 9000 btl.)

Nose: this is the sharper, flinty / mineral kind of Port Ellen, although it’s not an extreme example. It has a slightly pungent profile that I associate with wet limestone, lemon and cut grass. Ethereal hints of nail polish as well. Quite some alcohol. It misses the feminine side of vanilla that softens the 7th or 9th release. Evolves on antiseptic, diesel oil and candle wax. Walnuts as well. Faint farmy notes in the background. Hardly coastal. Water makes the grassy and ethereal notes stand out. Mouth: strong attack with sharp peat and lemon juice. Quite salty now, a bit too salty even. Some peppery notes (the spiciest of the three OB’s I’m comparing). Water brings out the oak and adds grassy notes. Finish: long, smoky, quite dry and salty.

I would call this “the grassy one”. Its mouth-feel is hotter than the other two (could the extra 3% really make such a difference?) and you feel a certain powerful roughness, even at 24 years. It shows more peat than the other two which could be a plus for some people. An extra point for the farminess. Extinct.

Score: 91/100

http://www.whiskynotes.be/2010/port-ellen/port-ellen-3rd-release-1979/

 

 

ricallende
Expert Senior ricallende Review note
26 Jun 2014 11:25 am
ricallende gave this whisky 92 points

I found a bottle of this wonder at an hotel bar in Madrid,I couldn't believe it but there it was,so I asked for a double shot and my expectacions were satisfied.This was pretty oily and less peaty than usual for a Port Ellen.I asked the bartender if he knew when was the botlle opened and he said: "more than 3 years".Less than half the bottle left and maybe that's the reason for finding this less peaty than usual.

Weighted Rate
91.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
93
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
85
Presentation
91

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