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Overall rating
89.41/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1982
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
25 years old
Casknumber
2850
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Jun 2008 10:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 750,00

3 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 BR

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.41 points

  1. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: salt licorice, soft subtle peat smoke, dried cranberry, black currant and candy cane. Some caramel sweetness and burnt sugar as well in the background. Fennel seeds, bay leaf and cracked black pepper with some earl grey tea. 

    On the palate, sweet and sour, with caramel and citrus. Stong peat smoke, wood, bark, nutmeg, leather and table salt.

    Finish: sweet and salt licorice, lingering sweet smoke, pink pepper and some herbal notes are coming forward. Sea grass and crisp bread, cookies with nuts.

    Comment: this is one of the most complex whiskies I have ever had. I needs time and patients but wow! Really nice one!

    Rating interval 92-95

  2. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Must have been two releases of this cask : one at 56.1%, and  another at 46%. I've rated the 46% one.

  3. Dramnation did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Source: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemay10-1.html#030510

    Written by Serge Valentin.
    Port Ellen 1982/2007 (46%, Berry Brothers, Berry’s Own Selection, cask #2850) Colour: very pale white wine. Nose: completly different from the Silver Seal, much fruitier and much less tarry and smoky. Rather Caolila-esque (wot?) Apples, sea air and porridge. Not quite the most spectacular PE ever. Mouth: better than on the nose. Stewed fruits, apple compote, salted fish and just a little cardboard. Wee metallic notes (old silver spoon). Finish: long, almondy and very salty. Comments: good Port Ellen but lacks a little consistency. Cask #2469 by the same bottlers and issued in 2007 as well was waaaay better in my opinion (WF92).SGP:456 - 85 points.

  4. Dramnation did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Source: 

    http://onversneden.com/2012/07/20/port-ellen-19822007-cask-2850-berry-bros-rudd/ 

    Written on 20-7-2012 by Johan.

    Translated from Dutch by Dramnation.

    Fresh, light nose, fruity and salty. Lime and green apples, seaweed and brine. In between also some vanilla, almonds and grass. Light smoke. F

    Firm body. Again the fresh fruit and saltiness stand out. Smoked halibut, seaweed and apples followed by vanilla ginger, liquorice and pepper. Pretty spicy and again a soft smokiness. Very pleasant.

    Long and salty finish with citrus and spices. 

    The last couple of years you could buy Port Ellen 1982/1983 blindly. Not cheap but almost always very good. A couple of years ago it sometimes happened that a sulpherbomb was bottled, especially in the period where this bottle stems from but those times seem to be gone. Perhaps a strickter selection? 89/100

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