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.