Port Ellen 9th Release 30 Years Old 57.7% 1979

€ 1.983,47 (ex Vat)
2.400,00 (in Vat)

Port Ellen 9th Release 30 Years Old 57.7% 1979

ex Vat € 1.900,83
in Vat € 2.300,00
Volume 0,70l
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Distillery Port Ellen
Bottler OB
Serie Annual Release
Bottled for Diageo Special Releases 2009
Distilled date 1979
Bottling date 2009
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 30
Cask Type Oak Casks
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 57.7
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 1
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (93)

Colour: white wine. Nose: very different from the 1982’s, much more on grass, soaked barley, smoked porridge and diesel oil. Also more shoe polish and whiffs of eucalyptus starting to come through (sign of age?) The most straightforward but not the least complex. Big smoke. With water: this one gets rather more maritime with water, more on oysters, sea breeze and all that jazz. Also almonds and a little camphor, not unlike what happens with some of the most legendary of its neighbours when they get very old. Superb, obviously. Just hints of ‘clean’ manure. Mouth (neat): the most austere of them all but also the most elegant. Very dry, grassy and smoky attack, then quite some lemon, many mineral notes ‘cool climate style’ (to speak like a wino) and many phenolic/resinous notes. Splendid austerity. With water: gets ultra-dry, all on smoke and ashes. Finish: something that reminds me of the revered Rare Malts (20 and 22yo), minus the brutality. Comments: rather intellectual, just the opposite of these modern easy-sexy drams with no soul (and no cojones).

Words of Whisky (92)

Nose: seems a bit more modest than most previous bottlings. The peat influence is rather soft and coated in a honeyed sweetness. Dried fruits and pears. More medicinal (antisepctic) and maritime notes than other official PE’s. Slightly mentholated and grassy. Lemons and a touch of vanilla. Almond. A confident 30yo gentleman really. Mouth: coating mouth-feel, sweet delivery with a coal smoke centre. Soon the spices kick in (pepper, nutmeg) and it gets drier. Hints of lemon biscuits and salty liquorice. Powerful and balanced. Finish: long, fading on smoke, spices and liquorice.

After an 8th release with seamingly disappointed comments, this is a rewarding high-class dram. Especially the nose is excellent.

BOW (94)

A Remarkable Whisky with Unparalleled Depth

The Port Ellen 9th Release 30 Years Old 57.7% is a truly exceptional whisky that showcases the unparalleled depth of the Port Ellen Distillery. With an alcohol content of 57.7%, this single malt whisky offers a remarkable and unforgettable drinking experience.

As part of the 9th release from Port Ellen, this whisky represents the legacy of a distillery that ceased production in 1983, making it highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors. Aged for an impressive 30 years, this expression has developed a complexity and richness that sets it apart.

Pouring a deep amber color, the Port Ellen 9th Release 30 Years Old entices with its enticing aroma. The nose is greeted with a symphony of smoky notes, maritime influences, and earthy undertones. Hints of brine, citrus, and oak add layers of complexity, creating a sensory journey.

On the palate, this whisky delivers an extraordinary taste experience. The interplay of flavors is masterful, with rich peat smoke, seaside brininess, and subtle sweetness coming together in harmony. Waves of dark chocolate, dried fruits, and spices unfold, creating a truly immersive and indulgent experience.

The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering smokiness and a touch of warmth that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

The Port Ellen 9th Release 30 Years Old 57.7% is a testament to the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of the Port Ellen Distillery. It represents the pinnacle of their whisky production and showcases the depth and complexity that can be achieved through meticulous aging and maturation.

In conclusion, the Port Ellen 9th Release 30 Years Old 57.7% is a remarkable whisky that stands out for its unparalleled depth and character. Whether enjoyed by whisky enthusiasts or treasured as a collector's item, this expression represents the legacy and artistry of the Port Ellen Distillery, making it a truly special addition to any whisky collection.

Whisky Notes (92)

Whiskynotes:
Nose: seems a bit more modest than most previous bottlings. The peat influence is rather soft and coated in a honeyed sweetness. Dried fruits and pears. More medicinal (antisepctic) and maritime notes than other official PE’s. Slightly mentholated and grassy. Lemons and a touch of vanilla. Almond. A confident 30yo gentleman really. Mouth: coating mouth-feel, sweet delivery with a coal smoke centre. Soon the spices kick in (pepper, nutmeg) and it gets drier. Hints of lemon biscuits and salty liquorice. Powerful and balanced. Finish: long, fading on smoke, spices and liquorice.

After an 8th release with seamingly disappointed comments, this is a rewarding high-class dram. Especially the nose is excellent.


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