Port Ellen 8th Annual Release 29 Years Old 55.3% 1978

Port Ellen 8th Annual Release 29 Years Old 55.3% 1978

ex Vat € 1.611,57
in Vat € 1.950,00
Volume 0,70l
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Distillery Port Ellen
Bottler OB
Serie Annual Release
Bottled for X
Distilled date 1978
Bottling date 2008
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 29
Cask Type Oak Casks
Cask Number X
Alcohol percentage 55.8
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 0
Volume 0,70
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (87)

Already the eighth release! My! Feeling old over here…

Colour: pale gold.

Nose: this one isn’t extremely expressive either at first sniffing but there’s still more peat and more maritime notes than in the 1982. It’s also a bit yoghurty, lemony, ‘walnutty’… With water: more walnuts, more apple peelings, whiffs of cold ashes and used matches. Just like in the 1982, more mint as well.

Mouth (neat): powerful, very peaty but also kind of candied, maybe tasting a tad younger than it actually is. Dried pears, quince jelly, hints of marshmallows… Then quite some mint, verbena and liquorice. Gets better after a moment, it’s the attack that’s maybe a tad less impressive than in earlier batches. With water: gets grassier, maybe a tad bitter and even slightly tannic.

Finish: long, grassy, on apple peelings. Quite some pepper as well.

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