Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
early 1980's
Refill Sherry Butt
57.9 % Vol.
500 ml
Approved by Dominic Roskrow
Added on
27 Oct 2011 6:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 704.51

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154 × member ratings

241 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen Pe5 SMS

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Re taste.
    The peat in this one has massive power, one of the strongest Port Ellen I have tried.
    Still good for 93 points, an excellent PE.
    A few drops of water release some sweetness.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I had a wonderful time. Enthusiasm 5/5 Whisky n ° 1412
    • Nose
      Engine oil ? I am not too much of a car, so I would say, heavy fractions of petroleum product distillation. Paprika. Cooked fruits, which are later fresher. (Apricots?) Malt.

      With water, you leave the refinery to smell burnt wood, butterscotch, leather, all with a magnificent depth.
    • Taste
      Weight, intensity. Peat in front, fruits behind, end of mouth that slams!
      With water, it loses a little in force but fades. Honey arrives, joined by sweet spices.
    • Finish
      Eclatante! Longuissime, with citric notes. Salty. Spices spin endlessly.

      Medicinal notes in the empty glass.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    The final entry in the Pe range…so far. We decided to go out with a bang and this is the best in the series to date. Matured in a refill sherry cask, it dials down the wine influence even more than in Pe4 to create an elegant but full-bodied whisky that shows the best this distillery has to offer.

    Cask details;
    Single refill sherry butt from the early 1980s.

    Tasting Notes;

    Intense earthy peat and sweet raisins, with bittersweet espresso, cigar boxes, sea spray and gentle smoke. Water reveals more smoke and fruit – sour apple and sweet pear.

    Rich and herbal to start, softening to reveal tarry peat and sherbet lemons. Smoky notes build, with savoury notes of roast meat combining with sweeter wood smoke. Water adds sweetness and softens the smoke into a rich background note.

    Wet wool fades to leave lingering smoke and peat that slowly sweetens and becomes orangey.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur


    Nose - Peat is more restrained now, more lemon but I also get a little butterscotch and rich currant cake,

    Palate - Still massive peat and still tar, smoke and petrol notes , rice pudding and the hints of bana are still there but they are faint.

    Finish - Creamy, long on smokey peat.This is excellent and I have to say one of the best, if not the best independent Port Ellen I have ever had. Unlike the first 4 releases that were single cask this is a mixture of 2 casks and I think the balance is just about perfect.
    A substantial PE.
    • Nose
      Peat is strong on notes of tar, petrol, creosote but I also get hints of banana, lemon, brine and a little honeycomb. After leaving it a little while I sldo got some fried bacon of the smoked variety.
    • Taste
      Powerful attack, burning wood, barbecue smells, crsip peat, liqourice but then it begings to mellow a little but the peat is never far away and mixes with the shery beautifully.
    • Finish
      Very long, creamy. This has a perfect balance.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. OJK scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Rubber and rich fruit, with gunpowder and smoke on the nose, followed by milk chocolate covered peat and black pepper on the palate, with sweet buttered bread and herbal smoke on the finish.

  7. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur



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