Port Ellen 1982 Old Bothwell (Cask 2044)
Added on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 07:17 PM
  Bottler: Old Bothwell
  Age: 28 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $220 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask #2044, Distilled 1982, Bottled 2011
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Familiar slightly diesel-tinged Port Ellen peat with a great mix of lemon and malty sweetness. Lightly briny, faintly mineral and a touch floral. 

 

P: Nice peat - slightly rubbery; a little tar, some black pepper, some pleasing malt, a little gentle wood. 
 
F: Smokier on exit. A little rubber and diesel from the peat; a bit of heat, a lemony touch again and then some malt and light wood. 
 
Super-approachable and really nicely done Port Ellen.  Everything you'd want. 

Sku
 
Nose: Beautiful nose, briny, spicy, sea air and peat.

 

Palate: Very sweet and peaty, sugar coated coal (in an, er, good way).

 

Finish: Peat and the windy coast.

 

The palate was just a bit sweeter than I would have liked but overall, this was a nice whisky.

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