Port Ellen’s smokiness is quite different to the rest of its neighbours on Islay’s south coast, being both highly maritime in nature alongside a sharp lemon element, light tar and some oiliness in the texture. Because most of the bottlings have been matured in refill casks it is rare to find a Port Ellen with a huge amount of oak. While this accentuates the smokiness it also lends it a somewhat austere nature.
Bottled by Gordon & McPhail for Meregalli Imports in 1997, this a true collectors whisky.
Please note that the box is quite damaged with tears and the window is detached. Bottle label, fill and seal all in perfect condition.