- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Diageo Special Releases 2011
- Stated Age
- 32 years old
- American and European oak casks
- Number of bottles
- 53.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 13 Oct 2011 10:21 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 11th Release
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.33 points
- A big whisky, shame on the speculator ...
- Not a big fan of this one, maybe less sherry cask in this batch?
Those port ellen's share the same DNA, a feeling of gold (bouquet of flavours as well as the price tag). This particular release is different, more waxes, fresher, more like a bourbon (cream and vanilla), honey and sour oak.
Less perfumy and floral compare to other releases, strong lemon oil and waxy oak, fresh apple and more bitter oak.
Short, sweet peat and camphor.
- Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Kippers, liquorice, vanilla, orange and lemon zest, cloves, white pepper.
Palate: Mild peat, dried mango, honey, vanilla, orange zest, candied ginger, hints of pepper.
Finish: Very long and smoky with a sweet fruitiness.
Overall: This Port Ellen is a bit on the sweet side, but all the flavours are very well balanced. A fabulous dram indeed, but at a very steep price.
- Along with Brora, Port Ellen has become a much-anticipated favourite among the
Special Releases, and this is the eleventh and oldest Port Ellen in the series
to date. The malt is sometimes thought to be over-hyped due its rarity and ?lost
distillery? status, but when the quality of the liquid is this good there is no
doubt that it deserves all the praise it gets. The nose is sweet, medicinal,
buttery and floral. Damp tweed and ginger. Sootier with time. Soft and gently
spiced on the palate, with summer fruits and digestive biscuits. Mildly
medicinal. Very long and warming in the finish, with hazelnuts and drifting peat