Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Old Bothwell (OB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Malt Whisky
Stated Age
29 years old
Oak Cask
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 feb 2012 3:03 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 758.63

9 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1982 OB

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.83 points.

  1. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet, salty - maritime, little smoke, peppery tingling,
      Butter, citrus notes, farmy, caramel and cigar box.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Nice and sweet, powerful, some smoke, bitter - sweet, yellow-fruity,
      Citrus notes, salty - mineral, peppery and oak notes.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium smoke, tart fruity like greapfruit and
      Oak notes. Salty - maritime and a hint of maple syrup.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Intense but soft, tropical fruits, orange peel, salt and peat, little smoke due to age. Simply fantastic.

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Distant campfire in the fog. Pickled lemons. Some vanilla sugar. Leather, damp earth and wet leaves. With water come sweet oranges and some butter.
    • Taste
      Lemon drops, apricots and honey. Some smoked fish with pepper. A trail of beeswax and earth.

  4. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. wheatfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Pale gold pour. Nose is straight on cracked grain, fermented apple, smoked peat. Soft lemon and vanilla, though not overly sweet. Mouth is fairly sharp, really focused on the lemon curd and smoked peat. Kind of narrow, finishes with lots of smoke and something approaching bitterness. Smoked lemons. Certainly good, but one of the least impressive Port Ellens from this era that I've had. A bit narrow, singular, and thin. As it opens something I'd call "almond oil" comes out more. Also, with direct comparison to a couple other Port Ellen bottles of the same era, a grapefruit skin aroma and flavor that's fairly prominent. I pushed up a score a bit. Thinner and hotter than the others but interestingly aggressive and raw.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a whisky that irritates and serves little cliché
    Let's take you on your journey
    It offers an incredible wealth of different taste sensations
    a rollercoaster ride .. sit back, be surprised and enjoy
    and new at each dram

    I like it
    mmh, I like them indeed
    and I have touched the sky
    • Nose
      the first seconds in the glass ..... hairspray ... upps
      keep cool and take your time
      Tobacco and leather, ripe banana, smoke, salt, tingling lemon scent, the smell of the evening with the freshness of the next morning
    • Taste
      a lot of salt, and sea, tar in the sand ...
      a night on the beach is over, the morning freshness comes
      it still tastes of leather on the tongue, of old tobacco,
      > grilled honey banana and pepper steak with campfire smoke
      > sharp heat mixes with the morning by the sea
      > Salt, orange, iodine, very fresh and yet hot and hot again
    • Finish
      long and dry
      Salt with smoke and a lot of exotic sweetness, perfectly connected
      > Tobacco with brown Panama sugar

  7. icon_of_sin scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    My first port Ellen ...
    And since he has tasted excellent (crap but also, so ne delicious but damn expensive distillery ...) probably not my last ...
    • Nose
      Right off maritime! Smoke, leather saddle and cowshed. Some pepper, caramel sauce and citrus freshness. Canned tobacco and despite the 55.5% no alcohol note! Very well integrated.
      With H2O comes more leather and more sweetness. After a while mineral notes are added. A real schnueffel whisky
    • Taste
      Powerful start with lots of smoke, leather and oak. There are also maritime notes, some pepper and a pleasant sweetness.
    • Finish
      Very round and balanced. Lots of smoke and tart oak notes. Maritim with some pepper.


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