T: A soft-spirited, cloudy-honeyed, peaty and somewhat drying distillate. Water elongates the travel and helps considerably with the dryness. It has a thinnish distillate-led body overall yet it’s never lacking in breadth, given all those years in the cask.
F: Initially oaky/tannic with spirity prickles, it concludes with some of those understated sparkles of complexity that Port Ellen does best.
C: I think the bottle had been open for sometime but drinking Port Ellen is always a joy. Many thanks Phil. Blog