To me, the big attraction of this particular Port Ellen is the young and fresh vibe I get from nosing and tasting it. It is full of Autumn and Earl Grey smells. Sipping this with my eyes closed I picture myself walking in a forest with crushing dry yellow leaves that have fallen from chestnut trees under my feet. The peat is not really dominant on the taste (early 80s after all, not much peat to be found in this era) and the finish is even undiluted a joy of balance and lingering warmth. I am not drinking Port Ellen, I don't care about collectable whisky, this is just a young to mid-age lightly peated from an era we won't see again. I highly recommend it, if you can find it. Score: 88 points.