Thursday, May 14, 2009

Port Ellen 23 year old Single Malt Islay Scotch

The Port Ellen Single Malt is an Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky produced by the Port Ellen Distillery in Port Ellen, Scotland, on the isle of Islay. The distillery was built in the 1820s, and was acquired by Distillers Company Limited in 1925. The distillery closed in 1983, although supplies of the malt are still available. Due to the closing of the distillery, Port Ellen whisky is becoming more and more collectible. This bottle is an independent bottling by Gordon and MacPhail, 1982, aged 23 years in oak. The Islay Whiskys are typically peaty, smokey monsters, however the amount of time spent aging in oak casks definitely smooths out the smokey flavors and adds a touch of vanilla sweetness.

Rating: 10 out of 10, a must have!

1 comment:

  1. One of the rarest of the rare and at 23 years an exceptional buy at $200.00