A subtle example of the make, earthy and sweetly sensuous; somewhat faded but still with clear identity. A deliciously individualistic malt, and with only 2000 bottles available, it’s truly rare.
From Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay.
Amber in colour.
Fresh like garden mint and bay leaves. Petrol and seaweed, dry hessian and a whiff of chlorine, is masked by a tickly nose-feel.
Lightly oily, clingy in body.
Sweet, vegetal with more garden mint. Parsley, earthy notes and sesame seeds or cereal grain. Delicately smoky to start, growing all the time, with lychees in mid palate.
Very long and sweet, yet with seaweed and salt. Eventually, the salt dominates. Very late spicy intensity. The aftertaste is lightly smoky, becoming more maritime and beach-like.
Distillery: Port EllenTM
Age: 24 year old
Strength: 59.4% ABV
Place of Origin: Port Ellen
Fresh. Garden mint and bay leaves. Petrol and seaweed, dry hessian and a whiff of chlorine, but masked by a tickly nose-feel; water makes it more ozone-like, with medicinal notes, oil, minerals and, yes, oilskins!
Sweet, vegetal. More garden mint. Parsley. Earthy. Sesame seeds. Cereal grain. Delicately smoky to start, growing all the time, with lychees (fresh, acidic, fruity) in mid palate.