Insider knowledge: Port Ellen 26 Year Old 1983 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Port Ellen 26 Year Old 1983 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Crisp and fruity. Lovely freshness, minty, oily, pastries. Warm toast.
Palate: Rich, great depth with notes of custard, hints of smoke, beautiful Port Ellen peat.
Finish: Long smoke finish, hints of tar, lots of sweet, tingling embers.