Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
56.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique
Added on
22 Dec 2008 9:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 616.00

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51 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 DL

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.86 points

  1. Astrid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    You have to look for the sherry, but that's not bad at all because this Port Ellen really has a lot to offer. The full review can be found here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/12/15/port-ellen-hoch-drei/
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. krtr scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    This is what I mean, thinking Port Ellen.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Citrusy peat then tobacco leather chocolate orange, maybe lacks a bit of balance but really good nonetheless, the finish is really nice on orange marmalade and some papaya

  6. WillemvdK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Raisins, smoke, limestone, firewood, citrus, smoked ham and shoe polish. Great whisky!

    Thanks to www.whiskysample.nl for this great chance! 

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sample from www.whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      Sherry bomb with leather, dates, pepper and ashes.
    • Taste
      Ashes, pepper, baked black pudding, smoke, peat and gun powder.
    • Finish
      BBQ flavours, fire works and ginger cookies with cinnamon.

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2001]  I had this dram during a Jim McEwan tasting while cruising the river Rhine aboard MS Godesia.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My notes state a very dark sherry profile with intense, bold aromas.  There is an unusual strong smoked bacon aroma (never had this in a Port Ellen before) and a long finish.  I called it a "Geschmacksbombe" (flavours bomb) despite the slight sulphury notes (gunpowder).

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=191 Color: Chestnuts - Oloroso sherry
    Nose: The first thing that shows in the glass is: wood! In addition, a lot of dry sherry, cocoa, dark chocolate, raisins, ashes and aromas of orange liqueur (Grand Marnier). Overall, quite dry and very peppery in the nose.
    Taste: Sweet sherry, strong salty orange, red grape, some dark chocolate and hints of wild honey. Bitter wood is added and at the same time more intensive peat and tobacco smoke.
    Finish: Long - still a little residual sweetness from the honey and the fruits, but rapidly blending into the wood. Dry-bitter oak wood tannins ultimately remain on the tongue.
    Remark: The finish is quite blatant!
    88 points (nose: 90 / taste: 90 / finish: 85)


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