- 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
27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.89 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.
- Sampled at the Quilon restaurant, after a strongly flavoured meal, so hard to be fully objective... but it was really impressive. I got the impression the bottle had been open for quite a while.
The nose provides smoke, iodine, tar and creamy notes. The palate has smouldering peat fire, medicinal flavours and nuttiness. The finish is long and ashy, with added bandages.
- Powerful and pretty drinkable
Intense, fresh, green fruits, carambole, pears, green apples, green bananas, herbs, little leafy and grassy notes, sea breeze, oysters, hints of vanilla, whiffs of smoke - very good
Punchy, very oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, some fruitiness, yellow fruits, peaches, bananas, also some citrus fruits, old books, herbs
Long, burning, more punchy, zesty, spicy, ginger