Port Ellen 1977 Old Malt Cask
Added on Sunday, Apr 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1977 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 1977 November     Bottled 2001 May     318 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  Very clean peat notes with a sea water breeze, very coastal.

Palate:  Sweet on the opening, then a nice march of peat with salt elements.

Finish:  Smoky.


Sweet syrup + peat and salt = good stuff.


N: vanilla oil, new bandaids and a mild woodiness... and of course briney and peaty

P: the smokiness and peat are more apparent on the palate with distinct charred notes of crispy bacon fat....mmmm bacon fat.

F: briney


N: Nicely peated - tarry and industrial; slightly rubbery. Brine!


P: Big peat on the palate; lightly lemony and slightly malty. Heat builds as this one hangs on.


F: Heat continues from the palate. It still is industrial, surprisingly has a medicinal note not unlike Laphroaig for a second.


All in all, a nice Port Ellen.  


Light color. Earthy and peaty on the nose. On the palate not unlike a campfire, with smoke and wood. Goes down nicely with a long draw. [3/20/12]


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