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Whisky Reviews for Port Ellen 16th Release
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.89 points
- 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.
Very creamy, a lot of tropical fruits, aromatic apple, ripe pear, sweet melon. Warm peat, a bouquet of flowers.
Baked apple, a bit dryer than the other releases, a lot of camphor.
Medium-long, oak and camphor
- Nose: subtle peat
Palate: stunning, tertiary, balanced peat and lemon, sweet with some hints of tropical fruit, vanilla, wax, leather
- 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.
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 ...
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
long and warm, licorice, camillan, black pepper, ashes, cocoa
- 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!
Fresh, citrusy, lemony, salty sea breeze, whiffs of peat and smoke, hints of leather couch, spices, limestone - really not bad
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!
Long and warm, more peaty and smoky
- Tasting Notes:
When this whisky was poured during the Diageo Masterclass at Spirits in the Sky, the tension in the room was palpable. For many, this was the highlight of the tasting – or even the festival. And why not. It does not happen every day that one can try a bottle that will set you back 3000 EUR, right? Port Ellen always has had something magical. But whether it can fulfill that promise? Read on!
Yes, this is textbook Port Ellen with hints of citrus fruit, some salty air, a touch of putty and some green garden herbs including a leaf of mint. There is a sweetness in there that reminds me of cough candy with a hint of nuts. Some Wellington boots, used by the neighbor to work in his garden for the last two hours. The interior of a new Lamborghini. Hint of tea from Morocco. I think it works like a charm.
Grand arrival on lime juicy with sea salt (should such a thing exist), very brackish and peaty with some yellow apples and again some green herbs. Sage and camphor with a hint of mint.
The finish is very long and remains smoky until the death. Delicious!
A great Port Ellen without a doubt, but the 7th Release is still my favorite. Between 3.000 and 4.000 EUR. Oh, come on! This is totally ridiculous. I cannot afford this! And I’m sure many of you feel the same way. I bought my 7th Release less than ten years ago and paid around 300 EUR for it. If I knew then what I know now…