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Port Ellen 6th Release

Overall rating
92.31/100
votes
231
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
4560
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6178CM000
Barcode
5000281021188
Added on
14 Sep 2007 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2293,75

49 × in wishlist

231 × member ratings

383 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 6th Release

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.31 points

  1. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  2. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 0002 sold empty at ebay.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I expected more from this.
    • Nose
      Quite hot, linseed-oil,green tea elements, seaweed notes, moss and green-olive hints. Smokiness.
    • Taste
      Lemon accented. Chilli flakes, light smoke. Campfire elements present.
    • Finish
      Singed turf and clean acidity. Long finish.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    On the nose it's slowly opened, but the time is compensate a lot of rich aromas. Little bit slightly on the taste, but even so complex. Amazing!
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, farmy notes, hay, salted caramel, vanilla, apple, kiwi and lime, wet cardboard, slightly medicines and smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet peat, sour citruses, tangerine, salty minerals, coffee, grass, ash. Not too complicated, but it tastes great.
    • Finish
      Long, the sweet / salty competition even here, the ash is on acme. Very special.

  6. Waykid scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a festival so no extensive notes. In my experience very much in the same line with the excellent 3rd release: rather mild and round smoke, very balanced, fresh green apple in the Granny Smith -style, white pepper here, whereas the 3rd was a tad more in the direction of green pepper. They stand toe to toe and are the favorite expressions of the series I have tried so far.

  7. stf92 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A fine peat that is revealed with a little water. A good PE that is drunk alone. A lot of fruits

  8. bull10298 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is part of Diageo?s 2006 batch of Special Releases. Like Brora, Port Ellen
    distillery closed in 1983, and also represents a real loss for most malt
    aficionados. Some of us even consider it the best of all the Islays. This is the
    oldest bottling of Port Ellen ever undertaken by Diageo. Typically balanced and
    well mannered on the nose, with a restrained peat smokiness and maritime,
    medicinal characteristics. Soft and yielding on the viscous palate, with
    apricots and plus emerging alongside peat, subtle smokiness and brine. At its
    best neat, despite its strength, though water releases more of a maritime
    dimension. The finish is long, elegant and nutty. 5,610 bottles.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=ellen

     

  9. markkerr02 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: Yellow Scent: Sweetness, Smoke, Certain wood and vanilla Taste: Besak, Taniner, Smoke, Dry wood and some tanines Aftertaste: Long and nice http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2066%20%C3%85rsm%C3%B6te%202007.html

  10. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 955 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

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