Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
10th Anniversary Bottling
Stated Age
24 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Shop
Added on
27 Dec 2008 1:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1636.33

13 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1978 DL

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.13 points

  1. Harvey scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This whisky was bought by me from the Princess Mall Whisky Shop in Edinburgh for 105£ in 10.5.2005, this is as useful information as all the auction prices noted here. :)

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Taste: Very subtle in taste. Quite a delicate flavor. There is earthiness on the tongue with an addition of medicine. Additionally, noticeable elements of heather, grass and ashe. Very good reception.
    Rating 92 | 100. Rather short finish with a light smoke profile. Very easy to read. More like a bottle that needs more focus to get all the treasure out of it. I liked it!

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Cold ashes, sweet peat, citrus, grass, hint of toffee, orange, cocoa butter, excellent port ellen

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 515 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Yup, this was my first Port Ellen. I didn’t go in with high expectations, just because peat is not really my thing. And obviously, this PE is peated, like all of them are. It’s also fairly fruity. Apparently this is from a sherry butt, but you wouldn’t know it judging from the color. I also don’t get any sherry on the nose or palate. Must be 2nd refill at least. Salty, coastal and medicinal.


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