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Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 - 17th Release (Special Release 2017)

(70cl, 51%)

Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 - 17th Release (Special Release 2017)
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Port Ellen 37yo 1979 Bottling Note

Well, well, well. It wouldn't be Diageo Special Releases without a Port Ellen expression, and this one really is rather lovely. Diageo's done the sums, and this is the oldest Port Ellen ever released – and the long-closed Islay distillery just keeps giving and giving. The refill American Oak hogsheads and butts filled in 1979 have crafted a whisky of exquisite balance and subtlety; and with just 2,988 bottles released you can bet it won't hang around for long.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Grassy dunes, perhaps even some bison grass, alongside sugared soft fruits before the smoke starts to emerge, building to peaty kipper notes.

Palate: Nice and chewy, and once again sweet at first, with a touch of vermouth. Some more herbal oak notes and toasted almonds develop. Subtlety is key throughout here.

Finish: Fragrant smoke, quite dusty, some scorched earth - some of the earthiness of the 2016 release evident on the finish.

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Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 - 17th Release (Special Release 2017) Reviews

port ellen is not to top , in my mind :)

well, what can i say more than the whisky master just had said ?
you should give it a try , then you'll know what drinking a real whisky mean.
when i first tried port ellen it was just wonderful and extraordinary !

slainte to the crowd

23rd December 2017

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