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Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1979 - 12th Release (2012 Special Release)

(70cl, 52.5%)

Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1979 - 12th Release (2012 Special Release)

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Port Ellen 12th Release Bottling Note

It’s a Port Ellen, it’s rare and everyone wants some but well… it’s easy to see why. Bottled from a mixture of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks at 52.5%abv and with an impressive thirty-two years of cask ageing - this offering from the long-closed distillery is sublime. Only 2,964 bottles were released in the 2012 offering from drinks conglomerate Diageo.

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Watermelon… quite literally, then comes Satsuma slices and that famous chamois leather with the faintest suggestion of lemon. There is a peat presence here but it is like the stage on which the actors play - it isn’t the focal point.

Palate: Woody peat followed by cream, butter icing, fresh-cut kiwi fruit and linoleum.

Finish: Chamois leather, dry bracken and smouldering wood embers form and long, rich finish.

Overall: Port Ellen is still hanging in there, this remains cracking whisky it’s a shame there’s not much of it left.

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Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1979 - 12th Release (2012 Special Release) Reviews

The Holy grail

I bought 1 bottle of this for my 40th, it was honestly so Special I bought another to Keep for my Childs Wedding. I'm glad I did as the Price Keeps going up.

Nose: Cough Medicine with Wax, but it's Not about the nose so much with this one...
Month: a Great Laphroaig with a hint Fruit Salad
Finish: complex, Long, Fruit, Salty, Nuts.

its so good, I kept questioning why a distillery like this can have its Gates Closed forever. Truly a Holy Grail of Whiskys.

24th October 2015

that's why I love southern Illinois

Purchased this bottle for $600.00

29th October 2013

so good

Had this at Brasserie 19 last night in Houston. I was the first customer to open the bottle. I couldn't quite detect the watermelon, but definitely a hint of something citrusy, and the smokey flavor was very well done very leather and smouldering wood smoke finish. Bottle number 2625

5th April 2013


damnit sold out !!!

25th October 2012

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