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Port Ellen 16th Release

Overall rating
93.21/100
votes
170
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2016
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
37 years old
Number of bottles
2940
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2016 5:15 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 3419,78

35 × in wishlist

170 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 16th Release

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.21 points

  1. Noface83 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Breaking News ! A warning for all those people who want to buy this bottle via auction. The bottle with the Nr. 1170 was stolen from a shop in Saarbrücken (Germany). Don't buy this bottle and inform the police if you see this bottle in an auction.

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Perfect experience!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very creamy, a lot of tropical fruits, aromatic apple, ripe pear, sweet melon. Warm peat, a bouquet of flowers.
    • Taste
      Baked apple, a bit dryer than the other releases, a lot of camphor.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, oak and camphor

  4. cavalier66 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: subtle peat

    Palate: stunning, tertiary, balanced peat and lemon, sweet with some hints of tropical fruit, vanilla, wax, leather
    Finish: long

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    He is delicious and makes it quite crack for his age. Or. If you do not notice him like that, blindly I would have thought he was 17 rather than 37.
    • Nose
      pretty strong, dry herbs, old, polished leather, a bit medicated, menthol, salt (reminiscent of graduation), the glass should be moved carefully, the alcohol is very insidious and stings at the slightest shaking in the nose, even after half Hour and several drops of water, then it becomes meatier, Maggi, smoked ham ...
    • Taste
      black, bittersweet broth (in a positive sense) - Mixture of molasses, sugar beet syrup and camillan with black pepper, slight hints of licorice and black cherry jelly, very strong and full-bodied (even with water), diluted the smoke is more pronounced, ashen, bitter , to forget about the old kitchen herbs, dried marjoram, oregano, 15 years in the kitchen cabinet
    • Finish
      long and warm, licorice, camillan, black pepper, ashes, cocoa

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    The nose is actually fantastic fresh and complex - the palate is a bit behind the nose but has an interesting spicy mix and the finish is long and smoky - overall great stuff!
    • Nose
      Fresh, citrusy, lemony, salty sea breeze, whiffs of peat and smoke, hints of leather couch, spices, limestone - really not bad
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, more spices, peppery, now full load of peat and smoke, citrus fruits, also some green fruits and vegetables

      With water: A subtle sweetness is showing up - very good!
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more peaty and smoky

  8. whiskycuse scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/port-ellen-19782016-16th-release-2940-bottles-552-vol-ob/

  9. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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