- Single Malt
- A.D. Rattray (DR)
- Bottling serie
- Individual Cask Bottling
- Stated Age
- 24 years old
- Number of bottles
- 58.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 23 Aug 2008 3:35 pm
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42 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 DR
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.13 points
- Complex yet straightforward, for this PE offers the
very same from nose to finish. But all of it is of a level that you do not see
very often. Wow! Unfortunately long gone.
Ooh, this is a very nice nose in which the sherry and
peat walk hand in hand along the beach, like a young couple in love. Tobacco,
origin chocolate (think Pacari Los Rios), espresso and strawberry on the one
hand, salt and sweet peat on the other. Wonderfully sweet, it is true.
Ah, the nose was grand, so it is a feast to see this
continue into the palate. Beautifully balanced, hardly and oak, not bitterness
at all, wonderfully juicy and sweet with a salty lining. The peat is discrete
and remains in the background. Intriguing as an intelligent ginger haired lass
The finish is more of the same and lasts incredibly
- Good, but not great. Tasted blindly.
Nice balance between peat and sherry. Shellfish, engine oil, burned sticks, lemon peel.
Powerful with leather, peat, mint. Quite dry.
Dry. Leather and tar.
Ellen 25 yo 1982/2007 (58.2%, Dewar
Rattray for Jack Wieber for Monnier,
cask #2643, 60 bottles)
A cascade of bottlers; UK -> Germany
-> Switzerland, isn’t that
funny? Colour: deep amber. Nose: starts
less expressively than the colour
suggested, and rather straighter/sharper.
Gets then very meaty, beefy (grilled
steak). Balsamico, ham, prunes…
Encapsulates the peat in a certain
way. Same notes of burnt matches and
gunpowder as in the Jean Boyer, also
notes of cassis jelly and leather
(horse saddle). With water: it got
even meatier and wilder! ‘Hare
belly’ as we say in the wine
world (not Hare Krishna), freshly
opened box of 8-9-8’s (make
that Lusitanias), leather… Just
superb now. Mouth (neat): excellent
attack, blending big peat and big
sherry, with a coating fruitiness
this time. Apricot jam, cherry jam
and liqueur, green tea… This
is big, big whisky. Touches of rubber
(rubber band). With water: the rubber
vanished but the rest got even more
beautiful. Peated prunes (who’s
gonna try to make that?) Finish: as
long as an US invasion - but very
perfect. Comments: only 60 bottles?
Life is unjust. SGP:457 –
- One of the most fantastic Port Ellen I´ve ever tasted. Lovely, balanced sherry notes. It has everything. WOW !
- This Whisky was sold for 445 € at Whiskyauction in March 2015
- I love these Port Ellen sherry. This one again was very good.
A very different profile of the SV C # 1203, less clean. Bitter oranges, ashes, meaty notes, oregano. Very organic, it becomes even more aeration, with leather and some stable notes, then very dark chocolate and balsamic vinegar. Strangely, the water makes it even more powerful, with more balsamic.
There's no, it's good, even if you feel a little alcohol. Bitter oranges again, sherry, and a good fat peat before the attack of dark chocolate whose flavor envelops the palate. With water ?: perfect, balance is achieved, allowing a greedy fruity to express itself. Cherries (chocolate cherries), orangettes. The marriage of peat and these delicacies is delicious.
Long, chocolatey and peaty with a subtle fruity acidity and a hint of clove.