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Overall rating
90.82/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB5693
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Fair (WF)
Vintage
10.1982
Bottled
05.2007
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
509
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Dec 2008 10:55 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 999.95

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69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1982 WF

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.82 points

  1. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    very malty, some refill-sherry notes, a lot of citrus, hospital notes - iodine, old books, shoe polish, marzipan, nuts, mineral, earthy

    Taste:

    citrus, a lot of sea salt, shoe polish, apples, wet earth, marzipan, iodine, wet grass, amazing complexity, I have never drank Islay whisky with such a diverse palette of flavors

    Finish:

    unbelievably long, you can feel the sweetness characteristic for refill sherry casks, but also slightly salty, wet wood dryness

    Score

    Brilliant whisky, a huge variety of aromas and flavors - 93/100

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very, very round and full of PE, one of my favorite with the Rare Malts definitely. Has a mixture where almost everything is there, perfect strength that is still great to drink, beautiful.
    • Nose
      Ui, the% you notice, still hot tar scattered fresh, sweet malt, sweet apples, dry herbs such as lavender, fennel, etc., lemon peel, a little vanilla and toffee in between, some leather and dusty book spine, ginger, chalk
    • Taste
      Mhh, great sweet and salty mixture, chalk, iodine, herbal honey, rosemary, lavender, fennel, tar, glowing ash, sea salt, lime zest, grapefruit peel, beautiful tannins, sweet malt, moist hay, old tobacco, leather, abandoned Earl Gray, lemongrass and some pebbles
    • Finish
      Beautiful tip to the back with herbal honey, citric acid, the malt and tobacco, long, warm finish that leaves a lot, great

  3. goran did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Port Ellen 24 yo 1982/2007 (59.6%, The Whisky Fair, sherry butt, 509 bottles) In a certain way, it’s great to have a tempo di mierda these days, that gives us the occasion to try our most warming whiskies right in the middle of summer. Colour: white wine. Nose: phew, this is extremely powerful! (nice notes of golden delicious apples and lemonade, though). So powerful that we’ll add a little water right away.Right, this is definitely not a very smoky and peaty Port Ellen. It’s more on almondy notes as well as more apples, apple skin, wet chalk, shoe polish, a distant sherry (more echoes of it), sultanas… The peat smoke is more here as seasoning so to speak. And always litres of lemonade… Quite different from most Port Ellens we’re used to but still great. Mouth (neat): fab, really fab. Drinkable if you take very small sips, all on lemon, almonds, marzipan and all sorts of smoked ‘things’ plus notes of sultanas, probably from the sherry (certainly no first fill, that is). With water: same flavours, just toned down. Lemon, marzipan, sultanas, apples… The balance is perfect and the whisky tastes somewhat like if it had spent twenty years in glass (typical OBE on old Islayers). Surprising! Anyway, another very good, and very interesting PE by Carsten and gang. No wonder he’s a big PE collector. Very solid – and valid – cask selection. 91 points.

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=191 Color: sunlight
    Nose: Salty lemon, maritime enriched. Vanilla (creme brulee), honey, iodine, sheepfold and notes of wet hay with a slightly pungent character. However, the fresh citrus flavors stay the lead.
    Taste: Expressive with notes of lemon, grapefruit and lime. Leather, honey, malt and peat are in harmony with very salty seasoning and pungent cayenne pepper. But also subtle wood and notes of vanilla and marzipan.
    Finish: Very long - dry leather, oak, peat, smoke and slightly sweet flavors of fresh honey. Still the sharp pepper tips pierce through the maritime picture.
    92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 92)

  5. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This Port Ellen is totally to my taste. Austere, but not too much, very lemony, mineral, and perfectly balanced. Big bottle.
    • Nose
      Very powerful, marine (iodine touch), lemony, mineral (limestone, chalk) and peaty, although sparingly. We are on the markers of the distillery. The peat here is marked by notes of oil, but it is really the lemon that dominates, with a sensation of effervescence that clearly evokes lemonade. With water ?: Excellent. A lemonade add notes of tart apples.
    • Taste
      It is powerful but drinkable dry. Again, a lot of lemon. More smoked than peated too. In any case, these peat / smoke notes are discrete. A nice minerality and maybe hints of sherry looking well, that I probably would not have detected blind. Very nice balance. The water brings out the salt, as well as the same apple notes as on the nose. A little raisin too (sherry ??). The texture becomes fatter, oily. Good swimmer.
    • Finish
      Long, in the extension of the mouth, on the smoked lemon.

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