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Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jean Boyer (JB)
Bottling serie
Best Casks of Scotland
Vintage
1983
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
120
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Apr 2009 5:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 170.00

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5 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 1983 JB

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. Dede scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Port-Ellen a little too violent in the mouth, even after adding a little water. It's a shame, because the purity of the nose was not to displease me. Otherwise, the influence of sherry is absolutely imperceptible here.
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh, with nice notes of fresh pear and sweet almonds. The peat is dry. Very discreet at the beginning, it then grows. Then come the marine notes of iodine and an austere minerality. Here we have a whisky particularly stripped, no frills. The 55% do not attack the nostrils. Water does not significantly change this profile.
    • Taste
      The attack is nice, but the 55% are then quickly felt. We are first on the fruit (pear always), then on a very dry peat before the pepper is necessary, and that a sensation of effervescence does not appear on the tongue, which evokes the taste of waters very mineralized gases such as St-Yorre. A little water seems to at first soothe this sensation, as well as the spicy pepper, but we find them in strength at the end of the mouth.
    • Finish
      The finish is pungent and peppery before a slight vegetable bitterness (green fruits) develops. The mineral notes persist for a long time.

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