Nose: Stunning Port Ellen nose of surprisingly light smoke, but hints of caramel and citrus, coastal notes too, and a fresh character. This is where the similarity lies between Port Ellen and Talisker - the nose gives you very little idea of what to come.
Palate: And there is it. The big smoke, minty peat notes, oily, hints of creosote, salty driftwood, calves leather, cigar smoke.
Finish: Long and creamy with hints of salt and cedar.
Overall: Port Ellen never fails to impress.