Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas McGibbon (McG)
Bottling serie
McGibbon's Provenance
Spring 1983
Winter 2008
Stated Age
24 years old
Refill Butt
DMG 4127
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 aug 2008 10:32 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 994.50

8 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1983 McG

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.75 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      A creamy, sweet peat at first, with grapefruit and a hint of green apple.
      Faint dry grass note and warm pastry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The attack is really creamy, the fruits that the nose hinted at are hear, the grapefruit is on the sweet side with faint lemon.
      It is pleasant enough, but rather mundane to be honest, not very exciting but good enough, especially after a period of time in the glass as some nice lemon sherbet comes out
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is the best part as the cream on the palate translates to a silky, warming fade out

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 4 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light smoke, sand, a hint of disinfectant. banana chips apricots. Vanilla. almonds. water mint.
    • Taste
      Creamy, spicy. Orange fillets with black pepper. some smoke Rosemary. Leather. Black tea.

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N- Not a peat-greed, the smokes are rather refine and smoothly integrated to the complex, yet superbly clean aromas. Lemon citrus, white raisin, banana creme caramel, oily fish with ash and tar, some vanilla, bready and last but not least, juicy pomelo emerge at the tail.

    P- Panna cotta, milky custard alike.., Frizzy strength of peat are there to pleased again, tangy with musky notes, tarry and citrus-y. Just may be likely overrun on sweetness, but all good.

    F- Medium, peppery sweet and spicy, some darker flavour of spices starts to emerge with smokes walnut, cocoa as well more lemon essence. Lack some much anticipated brine notes on this one.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Sir Provenance did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Original Tasting Notes:On the nose is an immediate wall of peat, stacked beach-side with clean fresh sea.salty air in abundance. Sweet on the palate initially, it moves through different phases of vanilla, phenol, tannins and gristy quality to some late soft chewed leather - rplicated on the finish plus a little extra pepperiness, with distinct iodine, and tarry character.( F )


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2023

Forgot your password?