Port Ellen 1978

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
20 years old
60.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Sep 2008 3:44 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2142.28

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229 × member ratings

328 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1978

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.13 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottles # 1359 and # 2891 sold empty at ebay.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    An absolutely wonderful PE, my dearest so far, but I always get weak as soon as I find something of tea in the whisky. ;)
    • Nose
      Surprisingly aromatic, pear, jasmine and green apple, lavender, a little grapefruit and a hint of algae, but far behind, beautiful dark malt, fresh organic spelled bread from the bakery, some lemon cake and teenagers, very mature, takes a lot of time in the glass
    • Taste
      Beautiful overripe fruit, pear, red apple, bitter orange, black tea (and I love tea in whisky), Earl Gray, freshly prepared brown bread, forest honey with all sorts of herbs, nutmeg, oregano, clove, jasmine, lavender, black pepper, very light salt notes , Heidewiese, Harz, very round and varied at the same time
    • Finish
      Very, very long and aromatic left, now less to no fruit, dry, tea, malt, some pepper and rosemary

  3. whisk_guy did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    0.3 left
    Glassware: Tall Tulip
    Colour: Pale Amber

    Tasted from Club Qing event
    Not quite detail :(
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sprite, light chamomile, fruit tea, bbq meat, mild peat, hints of cigar and mineral
    • Taste
      Full body, honey, nectar, cinnamon, tropical fruit, light mineral and nuts
    • Finish
      Honey, smoky, lavender

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    It's a little peat and fruit bomb - really good sweetness - I like it - no water needed - delicious!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Very citric, vanilla, minerals, limestone, little leafy, green fruits, honeydew, wet hay, also a few other citrus fruits, orange zest, lime, banana, spices, peat, smoke, ham and bacon - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, honey, tropical fruits, pineapple, passion fruit, ripe banana, pean and smoke, spicy, little ginger, peppery, woody, and again fruit juice and so on - superb!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, still sweet, fine peat and smoke, not drying - excellent!

  5. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No 3568 was sold empty on ebay in May 2021

  6. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Smell: The elegant smoke, aromatic petals, light roasted cinnamon sticks, and citrus notes always attract me, occasionally revealing a hint of tropical fruit, and the aroma of bread, the wine is clean and vibrant. Like a very popular elegant gentleman at a dinner party, his sleeves are always straight, the perfume is just right, and a warm smile.

    Drink: A full oily feeling, the aroma continues to rise in the mouth, opening, the magnificent fusion of citrus and fruit flavors (orange and pineapple), and the light smoke enriches the taste bud experience.

    Feeling: You can capture most of the prey in the flavor map in this great bottle of Porter Allen. There is a high balance between flavors, a very good experience.

  7. DrunkDude scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    good shit.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The peat, Slightly malty, burnt cinnamon smoke, under it we find juicy pineapple, and orange. Adding 3 drops of water, I get baked bread, lavenda, sea salt. Fruity aroma, porridge, with boiled apples, not nutty. 91
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oil body, porridge texture, dried Plum sour, lemon sour, vinegar sour, burnt honey or burnt sugarcane, seasoned with rich black pepper salt. Rich citrus with its peel, I see lemon and orange, both overripe, seasoned with hints of charred juicy pineapple 91
    • Finish
      92 92
      Extreme fennel, sea salt, white peppers, biscuits, malty, thick woody tannin coating the tongue. 92

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Delicious honey and fruit aroma. Subtle smoky notes that do not distract, but emphasize the taste. A long, long, beautiful aftertaste.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fruit and honey with a little smoke. A little lime.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Sweet fruit, a little salted caramel, more sugar and more salt
    • Finish
      93 93
      Very sweet, and very long finish, with a little salt in aftertaste

  9. hhc1212 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Very nice balanced port Ellen. A combination of slight apple peel, smoky, leathery, fruity taste, magnificent !!

  10. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90


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