Port Ellen 11th Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2973.19

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289 × member ratings

536 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 11th Release

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.21 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


    Golden yellow
    Pungent salty and sharp nose. Maritime, straightforward with lemon juice, lime and lots of wax. In addition, honeycomb, vanilla, subtle herbs, peat stock and cardboard. This release is on the green track and absolutely straight forward!
    Harmonious, powerfully spicy and fully spicy. Grapefruit, lemon, lemon balm, fresh peppermint, plus peat and smoke, as well as roasted peppercorns and slightly tart towards the finish - great.
    Long - spicy, delicately tart-fresh and invigorating with fresh mint, plus peat, smoke, dry ash, as well as with beautiful wood accents - and just as good!
    Here the variety is not as given as with the 9th release, but everything is included that a good PE needs.
    93 points
    N: 92P / G: 93P / F: 93P

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. Bopaja scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

  4. Dr.Anderson scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    A big whisky, shame on the speculator ...

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Not a big fan of this one, maybe less sherry cask in this batch?
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Less perfumy and floral compare to other releases, strong lemon oil and waxy oak, fresh apple and more bitter oak.
    • Finish
      Short, sweet peat and camphor.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. autowatch092 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.


  8. bull10298 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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



  9. whioli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93


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