Port Ellen 1978

Overall rating
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

€ 1784.96

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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1978

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.21 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottles # 1359 and # 2891 sold empty at ebay.

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Delicious honey and fruit aroma. Subtle smoky notes that do not distract, but emphasize the taste. A long, long, beautiful aftertaste.

  3. hhc1212 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

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

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

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

  5. checkpointrk scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat, lemon, bread crumbs, brown sugar.
    • Taste
      Peat, lemon, sugar, farm, acidulous fruits. Alcohol very well integrated!
    • Finish
      Long, persistent. Beautiful !

  7. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great archetypal Port Ellen. Simply loved it.
    • Nose
      Gentle nose. Light peat smoke, maritime notes with seaweed and brine, smoked fish, lemons and grapefruits, pepper, leather and a little bit of tar. A sweet and tart feeling too. Love this nose.
    • Taste
      Punchy, peppery, gingery and peaty with a spoon of honey. Citruses with lemons and oranges, leather and big smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, juicy, lemony, smoky and spicy.

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=317 Color: pale gold / yellow Nose: salty-spicy-maritime! Finest lemon, slices of lime and grapefruit, cayenne pepper, smoky leather (saddle), some cardboard and a mild, slightly porky sweetness, which is refined with a little vanilla. After some time in the glass, the grapefruit aromas are more and more in the foreground and also a great peat note, which enhances this beautiful nose again. Taste: Full power! Spicy-peppery-spicy and loaded with a decent portion of peat. A honey-sweet fruit note with lemon, lime, avocado, a little vanilla, dry leather and again and again with these dominating phenols - great! Finish: Very long - spicy avocados, leather, some wood and smoky peat in combination with fresh herbs. 93 points N: 92P / G: 94P / F: 93P

  9. 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

  10. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Body: Lightly oily.
    • Nose
      More assertive. Appetizing and arousing. Bay trees. Seaweed.
    • Taste
      More expressive, fruity, dryish flavours. Fruity olive oil. Parsley.
    • Finish
      Salty. Smoky. Oaky. Extremely peppery.


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