- 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
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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
- Bottle # 0002 sold empty at ebay.
- I expected more from this.
Quite hot, linseed-oil,green tea elements, seaweed notes, moss and green-olive hints. Smokiness.
Lemon accented. Chilli flakes, light smoke. Campfire elements present.
Singed turf and clean acidity. Long finish.
- 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.
- A fine peat that is revealed with a little water. A good PE that is drunk alone. A lot of fruits
- 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.
- 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
- Rather timid. A-.
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.
An explosion of sweet ashy peat smoke, then more citrus notes, tropical fruits (peaches, grapefruit, tangerine) also pumpkin and butternut squash.
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.
- 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)
- (Tasted in comparison with Elements of Islay PE5)
Surprisingly subtle and subdued; needs some time to breathe. Mostly maritime and medicinal notes, with some light fruitiness.
Sweetly peated; age showing here. No peat monster, no tar. Fresh lemon, waxy, tingling pepper, but mostly on salt and coastal notes.
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.