Style: Single Malt Whisky
Latest Batch: 6
Released: March 2017
Latest Batch Age: 33 Years Old
Latest Batch Size: 250
Latest Batch ABV: 47.5%
Perhaps the most legendary of all the closed distilleries, Port Ellen continues to have a massive following despite its doors being shut over well over 30 years ago. It was founded on the Isle of Islay back in 1825 near the centre of the town that shares its name. Though it was closed for a good portion of the early 1900s, it reopened in 1966, only to be closed in 1983, around the time that many other Scottish whisky distilleries were closed too. Their stock has become rare and sought-after by whisky enthusiasts. Our Port Ellen label features Jon Beach of Fiddler’s Whisky Bar, a notable Port Ellen collector, holding a few items that you might be familiar with if you’ve tasted Port Ellen’s whisky before...
Nose: Smoky toffee, salty BBQ’d lemons and a damp earthy forest floor.
Palate: Rich, sweet, and smoky, Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum, spicy citrus notes and a deep, earthy smoke.
Finish: Salty liquorice, a citrus tang and earthy peat that lingers for an eternity.