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Port Ellen 12th Release

Overall rating
91.61/100
votes
255
Whiskybase ID
35024
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2012
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
American and European Oak Casks
Number of bottles
2964
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000281021188
Added on
03 Sep 2012 4:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2679.87

74 × in wishlist

255 × member ratings

489 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 12th Release

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Port Ellen v Brora  

    This Port Ellen  against this Brora https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/25968/brora-10th-release 

    Both distilled around the same time, both 32 years old, similar abv , peaty and closed distilleries. 

    The PE is cleaner and more straightforward than the Brora which has more going on profile wise and is much more mineral, what I call a dirty whisky (earthy).  The brora wins this one because of the better profile.

  2. Sergm scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Wonderful PE even though I liked 7th release better. Still amazing whisky.

  3. Yarema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It seemed to me that they are simple as for this age. Not hooked. Although the whisky is good but not for the money.
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 23
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 89

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 22 87 - from the opening

    22 22 21 22 87 - finish of the evening

    tasty, drinkable, not sweet for age and not enough expression, feeling of the same age and soul of PE .... rather there is a feeling of a commercially made whisky, did not live up to expectations, disappointment of the evening.

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Very drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fresh, sea breeze, iodine, peat and smoke, honey, citrus fruits, lemons, green apples, whiffs of oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, creamy, salty, sea weed, peat and smoke, bonfire, good sweetness, peaches, fruit juice - great
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, zesty, more sweetness, hints of old books

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This is my favourite of all releases, a little bit funky and dirty compare to others.
    • Nose
      Very creamy, pineapples, sour apple, lemon oil, very perfumy, toffee and BBQ sauce
    • Taste
      Mineral peat, plastic, sweet orange, quite perfumy
    • Finish
      Long, camphor, fresh, not much oak

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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 

    See thread  https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h?page=3

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