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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1983 NCS
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.19 points
- http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=267 Color: full gold Nose: Heavy, with malty sweetness of honey, marzipan and cane sugar. In addition tons of sweet peat paired with notes of ash, coal and lead. The fruit sweetness of lime, grapefruit, lemon and tart orange peel stands out again and again. The nose is lined with leather and a vanilla veil. Taste: Creamy and tart with a lot of herbs. Licorice, honey and peaty sweet malt characterize the taste. On the one hand tart and yet always sweeter with flavors of Turkish mocha and lime. Finish: Pretty long - the finish is also predominantly sweet with the accents of taste, without much change. Sweet, dark gray and peaty! Comment: Quite unusual Port Ellen - from A to Z! 91 points N: 92P / G: 91P / F: 91P
- Awesome Port Ellen. One of my favorites.
At first some farmy and smoky notes. It quickly becomes oily, tarry, leathery and slightly ashy. More aeration brings citrusy notes, hints of vanilla and spices. After a while, some burnt rubber.
Thick. Big attack on smoke and peat. Pepper, liquorice, lemon, ginger and aromatic herbs. Almost juicy.
Long, drying. Citrusy, spicy, smoky.
- One of the most fantastic Port Ellen I´ve ever tasted. - The birds are singing all day long.
- Malt Maniacs average score: 93
- Well… Well… This is just brilliant!
Neat: This nose is so sexy I’m tearing up. Here’s tar, peat, stable, ashtray (filled with cigars, no wet disgusting cigarettes here, no!) in a lovely mix with pineapple candy on a meadow. And I can’t but help thinking of cookies, and by that I mean sweetness mixed with mild herbs.
With water: It’s softens up, the peat subsides for vanilla and cookie dough. Still very nice, and very engaging.
Neat: Mmm, peat! A dry, sweet, lovely peat! It’s oily and gives of a thick feeling, but in the sense that this really fills all the spectrums of your mouth. Leathery, smoky… Oo, nice!
With water: Peppery, sweet, but still has this thick, complex character. And yes, a little lemon.
Neat: Peaty, woody and balanced. But it’s still sweet, and a really intriguing whisky, all the way through. A little citrus.
With water: About the same, but well, as with the nose, the peat subsides (it’s still there, don’t expect anything else) for sweeter notes.
- Also available in 200 ml. and 350 ml. bottles.
- A few drops of water helps. Very complex.
One of the best Port Ellen...to date, I have had the pleasure to enjoy.
Peat smoke with citrus and a sweet chunk of wood. Strong spices, vanilla and pepper. Leather oil, gunpowder and a little burnt rubber. Tobacco and english liguorice.
Thick smoke and peat mixed with dried fruits, herbs, spices, coffee and liguorice wrapped in rubber, latex and leather. Fat oily and rough. An S&M whisky :-)
Very long finish with dry spices and citrus enveloped in gentle smoke.