Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Bladnoch Forum (BF)
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 sep 2008 4:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1017.40

12 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1982 BF

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.77 points.

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Powerful hay and damp wood, blended with raw beetroot and radish, which gave some vegetative sweetness. Asian pear peel, followed by engine oil. In the second half, there were white peppers, greengages and some sweet roasted nuts. Rotten oranges, probably moldy too. Nuttiness and dried prunes became more prominent since then. 89 for the flavours themselves, one more point for the change.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pear, starfruits, plum with a bit sourness. Then grass, thin tree branches and pepper spiciness. Slightly punchy after 10s. Sweet citrus added near the end together with black pu'er tea.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Pu'er tea continued. Vegetative syrup, beetroot, some dark chocolate slowly emerged with assorted nuts. Medicinal and a little bit farmy.

  2. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhz1_WZmqA8 (89/100).

  3. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 91 points Super Administrator

    Changed my rating from 89 to 91 for this whisky.
    This time I really appreciate the typical PE briny taste, something I didn't appreciate  when I rated it a few years ago.

    Sample courtesy of Finlaggan.

  4. Finlaggan scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  5. Willie JJ scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Ooh I'm getting soft toffee on the nose for the first time tonight.
      Maybe a hint of rubber here too. Oranges and a hint of oloroso.
    • Taste
      Bitter orange. Delicious stewed fruits, then a gentle influx of spice.
    • Finish
      My palate is pretty shot now, but this keeps on giving and making my mouth water when it has no right to have water.

  6. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very good expression to my taste.
    • Nose
      Smoke, fish, tar and some dusty wood lurking in the back.
    • Taste
      A nicely balanced sweet peat with some dried fruit too. A touch of toffee there too.
    • Finish
      long, smoked fish, peat and still some dried fruits.

  7. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An extreme Port Ellen, austere, peaty, marine and mineral. One can always say that it is monolithic, that one is entitled to expect more complexity of a malt of this age, it does not prevent that the balance between maritime, peat and mineral flavors is perfect. I love this profile. If anyone knows where to find this bottle at the original price, please contact me!
    • Nose
      A nose Islay bottom joysticks, immediately marine (iodine, spray) and peaty, a beautiful cool ocean. The peat is dry and precise, evoking tarred ropes. Her marriage to iodine makes her medicinal (antiseptic). Then the typical minerality of Port-Ellen emerges, limestone cliff beaten by the ponant. That's why I like Islays! With a little water, well, it's the same thing and that's good.
    • Taste
      Nervous, she presents the austerity that suggested the nose. It is heavily peated, mineral and marine (seawater). The aromas are complementary, none really dominating others. The iodized bitterness invading the taste buds at the end of the mouth is delicious. With water: the mouth becomes more vegetal, with notes of cut grass.
    • Finish
      It develops on iodine and peat, is long and very pleasant. The bitterness of iodine sticks a long time to the palate.

  8. Bachess did not rate this whisky Administrator


    think it's a good price for a PE. Maybe buy it later at Whiskyauction (for about 400 euro or more).Greetz,

  9. bgulien scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Is now out of stock, 12-9-2008


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