A treasure of fine and rare wines
0 items ()

Port Ellen 1976 Signatory Vintage Collection Dumpy Cask 4795 55.1% 1976

sold out
Check the current stock for other Port Ellen or contact us

Port Ellen


Signatory Vintage

Serie Vintage Collection Dumpy
Bottled for X
Distilled date 28.09.1976
Bottling date 30.07.1999
Country Scotland


Age 23
Cask Type Oak Cask
Cask Number 4795
Alcohol percentage 55.1
Volume 0,75
Stock 0

Serge Valentin (90)

A bottle, I remember well. Very expensive, I had thought.

Colour: gold.

Nose: phoo, there’s this very unusual combination of Demerara sugar with smoked and burnt herbs, plus porridge, soot, new bicycle inner tube, and tarmac. Epitomically Port Ellen this time, with this ‘chemical’ side that’s so unique. With water: fab. Leatherette and supermarket plastic bags, more tyres, more smoky porridge, more pitch and tar. ‘Nosing a brand new Porsche’ (a Ford would do, S.!)

Mouth (neat): so unique indeed! Rubber bands marinated in lemonade? Or would that rather be Corsican citron liqueur blended with gorilka vodka? Licking the streets after the Monaco Grand Prix? With water: extremely ‘plasticky’. Plastic pouches, lemon, ginger tonic…

Finish: long, curiously cleaner and more kippery. Big fat oysters with lemon and muscadet.

Comments: 1976’s not a common vintage. This one was full of flaws, lovely flaws, desirable flaws.

4.0 stars - 1 professional reviews
1976 Signatory Vintage Collection Dumpy Cask 4795 55.1%


Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our special offers

sign up