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Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
09.1978
Bottled
02.2004
Stated Age
25 years old
Casknumber
DL 657
Number of bottles
604
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2008 5:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1327,95

4 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1978 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: In keeping with this very honeyed session, here we have a foosty-honeyed, lightly fruity-floral distillate with farmyard peat, woody-woodland mushrooms and yeast flakes - to name a few shades.
    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

  2. Landryn scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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