- 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 3:34 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1978
24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.72 points
- Bottles # 1359 and # 2891 sold empty at ebay.
Peat, lemon, bread crumbs, brown sugar.
Peat, lemon, sugar, farm, acidulous fruits. Alcohol very well integrated!
Long, persistent. Beautiful !
- Great archetypal Port Ellen. Simply loved it.
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.
Punchy, peppery, gingery and peaty with a spoon of honey. Citruses with lemons and oranges, leather and big smoke.
Long, juicy, lemony, smoky and spicy.
- 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
- An absolutely wonderful PE, my dearest so far, but I always get weak as soon as I find something of tea in the whisky. ;)
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
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
Very, very long and aromatic left, now less to no fruit, dry, tea, malt, some pepper and rosemary
- Body: Lightly oily.
More assertive. Appetizing and arousing. Bay trees. Seaweed.
More expressive, fruity, dryish flavours. Fruity olive oil. Parsley.
Salty. Smoky. Oaky. Extremely peppery.
- OB Port Ellen H2H result :-
1st - 12th release
2nd - 2nd Release
3rd - 1st Release
4th - 22 year Rare Malts
5th - 20 year Rare Malts
6th - 3rd Release
- [April, 2002] I had another dram during a Grant Carmichael tasting while cruising the river Rhine aboard MS Godesia. In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
- 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 90.
My notes state a golden colour and a heavily oily body. The nose shows some fine aromas of a dark chocolate. On the palate stronger peaty flavours combine with minor sherry aromas. There are some slight bitter notes too. The finish is of medium length. Be careful with water as the bitter flavours get more dominant that way. I liked it best when neat.
- [October, 2000] I had my first dram during a Port Ellen rarities tasting at
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
- 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5
points. Unfortunately no additional notes were taken.By the way, at this tasting you could buy this excellent Port Ellen bottling https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1927/port-ellen-1981-tb for 189 Deutschmarks
(95 Euros), or this breath-taking Brora https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/2388/brora-1981-tb for just 10 Deutschmarks more (99 Euros).