Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Norse Cask Selection (NCS)
Stated Age
24 years old
CM 016
Number of bottles
52.5 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2009 6:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 849.40

25 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

85 × in collection

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

  1. MikkelDK scored this whisky 100 points Newbie


  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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

  3. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Awesome Port Ellen. One of my favorites.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Thick. Big attack on smoke and peat. Pepper, liquorice, lemon, ginger and aromatic herbs. Almost juicy.
    • Finish
      Long, drying. Citrusy, spicy, smoky.

  4. Sensefreak scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the most fantastic Port Ellen I´ve ever tasted. - The birds are singing all day long.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. japanfan scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Malt Maniacs average score: 93

  6. Snerik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Well… Well… This is just brilliant! 
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      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. 
    • Finish
      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. 

  7. st7 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Also available in 200 ml. and 350 ml. bottles.

  8. st7 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A few drops of water helps. Very complex.

    One of the best Port Ellen...to date, I have had the pleasure to enjoy.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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 :-)
    • Finish
      Very long finish with dry spices and citrus enveloped in gentle smoke.


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