Port Ellen 6th Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2006
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
14 Sep 2007 7:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2720.00

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243 × member ratings

425 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 6th Release

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.43 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 0002 sold empty at ebay.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.



  7. 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

  8. Rob77 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Rather timid. A-.
    • Nose
      Slightly alcoholic. Farm yard. Sweet ashy peat. Moss, wet hay, vanilla, grapefruit, kiwi, lemons, honey, sea salt. Not very peaty or smoky on the nose. Lots of citrus notes here. Ash and peat smoke. Honeydue melon. Key lime, Kalamata olives.
    • Taste
      An explosion of sweet ashy peat smoke, then more citrus notes, tropical fruits (peaches, grapefruit, tangerine) also pumpkin and butternut squash.
    • Finish
      Medium/short. better undiluted. Less tar and cigar ash. More tropical fruit, but subdued. Cloves and all spice. Sea salt and seaweed. Fall macintosh apples at the very end.

  9. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/port-ellen-6th-release-aus-2006-thosop-handwritten-label-von-2010-28985/ Color: straw yellow
    Nose: a pretty simple first impression. Earthy, smoky, delicate maritime notes, lemon juice, sweet pineapple and apples.
    Taste: Rich, creamy lemon syrup, instantly salty and spicy with some bitter aromas of orange peel. Then the peat also starts, and the PE gets a little bit more crazy. Harmonious round mouthfeel.
    Finish: Pretty long, but with the slightly bitter orange note. Garden herbs, sea salt, smoky peaty lemon and a little wood. Dry peat is left behind.
    Note: If the slightly bitter orange is not - The dry peat taste in the finish is the best!
    90 points (nose: 89 / taste: 90 / finish: 91)

  10. Sphexish scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    (Tasted in comparison with Elements of Islay PE5)
    • Nose
      Surprisingly subtle and subdued; needs some time to breathe. Mostly maritime and medicinal notes, with some light fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Sweetly peated; age showing here. No peat monster, no tar. Fresh lemon, waxy, tingling pepper, but mostly on salt and coastal notes.
    • Finish
      Long and intense for such a whisky with such a light fragrance! The best part IMHO. Very mouth-coating and enduring, with the peat easing more onto the foreground, vying with the salt, lemon and pleasant spices.


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