Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Art of Whisky (AW)
Bottling serie
Paradise Lost
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 dec 2008 5:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 666.79

5 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1983 AW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, you might wish for a little more depth. Otherwise quite "typical" and very clean in the nose.

    Full review, alongside 3 other PE and 2 St Magdalene: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/04/07/old-rare-flight-011-sechs-jahre-keinehalbendrinks-de/

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately nice
    • Nose
      91 91
      opens slowly but steadily - brilliant syrupy yellow fruit, salt, complex floral noble mined smoke, soot, campfire smoke, sea air, some cowshed, polished wood, very oily, freshly mown herb meadow
    • Taste
      92 92
      Endless yellow fruits, eucalyptus, mint, candied lemon peel, Ricola, notes of grass, here again a hint of cowshed and a delicious Old School pea influence that is comparatively strong on the nose
    • Finish
      91 91
      just continues the palate - very long and flawless

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dominikbraun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty Port Ellen. A very rare pleasure these days.
    Thanks to herby.usa for the invitation to the tasting.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Salty - mineral, powerful, sea breeze, sour
      yellow fruit and citrus aromas.
    • Taste
      98 98
      Immediately very sweet, salty - mineral, slightly ashy
      Smoke, sour - yellow fruity, metallic and peppery.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Peppery, salty, sweet, yellow-fruity and mouthwashing.
      Afterwards a bit bitter - sweet.

      Conclusion: The taste borders on perfection for me.
      A really powerful and yet gentle archetype
      of an Islay whisky.

  8. herby.usa scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Port Ellen - that's the premier class!
    • Nose
      98 98
      salty (spray-like), slight metallic odor (reminiscent of DT Bowmore from the 80s - but no lavender scent), citrus,
      fresh & fruity (kiwi, gooseberry -> balanced sweet / sour smell note),
      Vanilla, hint of tannins
      leathery / earthy
      Alcohol wonderfully integrated, smooth flow of tears (feet slowly run down oily in the glass)

      All in all, the smell of sea spray predominates (salty oxidation with metal - I like that!)
    • Taste
      98 98
      The 56% strike, but not destructively.
      Tingly salty / sweet (nice contrast).
      Oily / supple in the mouth, the whole oral cavity is filled with it.
      The alcohol fizzles and a fruitiness (the red berries) fills the mouth. Coffee flavors mix with the wood tones. Liquorice? no, it's something like that but not liquorice. I can't figure it out - but I find it very interesting and tasty (hmmm?) Spices but not spicy but rather mysterious oriental (perfumed / spicy / crunchy)
      Yes, and the metallic note can be tasted clearly.
      Then again coffee / cocoa notes, delicious, delicious!
    • Finish
      97 97
      Long-lasting (all flavor aromas stay in the mouth and throat for a very long time)

      I will then taste with water (will follow later)


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