Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Butt
DL 3478
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Potstill Vienna
at Austria
Added on
06 nov 2008 10:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1083.66

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74 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Ellen 1982 DL

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.50 points.

  1. whisk_guy scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    0.6 left
    opened for 2 months
    Glassware: Lehmann
    Colour: Dark Amber

    Peat Monster!
    Gasoline Bomb!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense iodine, peat and plum, tobacco, cheese, haylike, ginger bread, briny, peach, mandarin, dark chocolate, citrus, maple syrup, light aniseed and leather
      Very sweet with ginger bread notes after 30mins
    • Taste
      93 93
      Full body, creamy, exploding gasoline and peat, haylike, cheese biscuit, maple syrup, tobacco, iodine, citrus, tannin, peach, mandarin, black pepper, grape peel bitterness, little briny
      Perfectly balanced
      6/10 Sweet (8/10 after 55mins)
      4/10 Sour
      5/10 Spice
      6/10 Bitter
      4/10 Salt
      Yeeeees, a dram with all the flavour
    • Finish
      92 92
      Haylike, iodine, gasoline, peat, peach, citrus, grape peel, tannin, mild white pepper
      Ligtht fruity sweetness first 2mins
      Iodine surrounded the peaty notes with sweet touch
      Dry mouth feeling
      Length: Very Long (5mins24sec)

  2. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. pere scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky sweetness, intense, oak, exotic fruits, a bit of menthol freshness, spicy, a bit maritime, salt, peat, banana.
    • Taste
      Peaty, smoke, roasted, dark chocolate, fruity, a bit of honey.
    • Finish
      Peaty, roasted, spicy, a bit of bitterness, fruity sweetness.

  4. Bopaja scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Gondwana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Ellen 25 yo 1982/2007 (57.5%, Douglas
    Laing Platinum for PotStill Austria,
    cask #3478, 512 bottles)

    Colour: amber. Nose: this one starts
    all on coffee and dark chocolate,
    with a slightly subdued peat once
    more but a very obvious smokiness.
    More wood smoke that is... Then a
    little orange liqueur, pepper, dried
    Chinese mushrooms (the large black
    ones), gunpowder, maybe a little rubber
    (but I wouldn’t say this is
    sulphury), prunes... Let’s see
    what happens with a little water:
    big notes of pencil shavings do arise,
    as well as a little shoe polish and
    pipe tobacco. A little drier. Mouth
    (neat): it’s truly one of these
    peat’n’sherry monsters,
    with a huge attack on caramel and
    pepper, maybe a tad cloying that is.
    Oily mouth feel. Goes on with a continuous
    fight between the thick sherry (orange
    liqueur, prunes, chocolate, blackcurrant
    jam) and the peaty and slightly bitter
    pepper. Hot, quite immense but maybe
    not too subtle... With water: drier,
    more on coffee, soy sauce, salty liquorice
    and balsamic vinegar. Finish: very
    long, with a balance that’s
    perfect now. Comments: nobody won
    the fight. This is a rather extreme
    – and sulphurless - sherried
    Port Ellen. SGP:367 –
    90 points.



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