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Port Ellen 10-year-old SV

Overall rating
89.39/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB4537
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Scottish Wildlife
Bottled
1993
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2008 5:56 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 1086.12

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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 10-year-old SV

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.39 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very young - so rare - Port Ellen. The youngest I ever had. It's fresh but it lacks character for me. It seems that PE got better when its getting older.
    • Nose
      Soft smokiness. Sweet-sour farmy notes of horse stables. Almost Brora style. Some lemon. Shoe polish as well
    • Taste
      Quite syrupy and waxy actually. Lots of fruity sweetness. Melon and lemon again.  Some oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Light and clean. More peat influence now. Slighlty peppery. Ginger. Not very complex

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Coastal peat and citrus, great balance, very nice

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Leathery peat, shoe polish, grape skin, aromatic and floral, lemony, some tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Very tropical and leathery, banana, very elegant, golden fruits, petrol gas, mango, apricots, very farmy.
    • Finish
      Short-medium, elegant, banana cream, dried mango.

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The many faces of Peat
    Old and Rare Show Tasting 2020

    Here is my personal ranking

    1. Lagavulin 12 yo, OB green glass, 43%
    1. Port Ellen 10yo, Scottish Wildlife SV, 43%

    3. Caol Ila 15yo, The Manager's Dram, 63%
    3. Bowmore De Luxe, OB '70, 70 proof

    5. Ardbeg 11yo, Sestante, 59,4%
    5. Laphroaig 10yo, Batch #001, 57,8%

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A young Port Ellen, something you can hardly find anymore. Great that there was the division. I am very surprised, I was expecting a thin harsh whisky, an explanation of why Port Ellen had been closed, but despite the lacking power, it is a rather intense malt with no junk, but with surprises.
    • Nose
      Oops, parsley, very clearly, I've never had that in a whisky, subtle smoke, some salt, a little lemon and over and over again this spicy, grassy note that really reminds of parsley. Very light and very fresh and not nearly as pitched as expected. Over time, cinnamon and spices, a surprising whisky.
    • Taste
      rather light, almost a bit thin, the 43% are almost too light, but it catches and offers nice clear peat notes, a bit ashy, dry, some herbs, some lemon zest.
    • Finish
      fruity, fresh, peaty, a touch of Szechuan pepper, light tart notes and the great fruity, almost sticky note I like at many Port Ellen next to the peat. Towards the end, a rush of burnt plastic comes over and mint.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I am sure that there are different bottlings in this bottle ... both in color and taste!

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