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Port Ellen 37 Year Old
 51.0%   |    70cl

Now very rare and highly sought after at this age, Port Ellen is from a closed distillery on the Isle of Islay. From refill American Oak hogsheads and butts filled in 1979, this is the equal oldest Port Ellen ever released. It's an elegant classic, hitting all the notes you could want in style with its fine balance of sweet fruit, honeyed citrus, smoke, warmth and oak.
Now very rare and highly sought after at this age, Port Ellen is from a closed distillery on the Isle of Islay. From refill American Oak hogsheads and butts filled in 1979, this is the equal oldest Port Ellen ever released. It's an elegant classic, hitting all the notes you could want in style with its fine balance of sweet fruit, honeyed citrus, smoke, warmth and oak.

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Port Ellen 37 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Isle of Islay

Appearance

Deep 18CT gold.

Nose

Light yet complex. Peat-reek, damp bark, charred wax, flowers and tropical fruits pursued by familiar chamois leather and sherbet lemon. The fragrance evolves as a new-mown spring meadow in gentle scented wood smoke.

Body

Rich, medium to heavy.

Palate

Fabulously smooth; oily-textured, sweet and fruity. Lemony citrus with fragrant damp grass and spicy smoked meats. As with the nose, the earthy notes build, before a sweeter and lighter note of freshly sliced apple liven things up.

Finish

Smooth, warming and spicy, with aromatic smoke.

Information

Make: Port Ellen

Age: 37 years old, distilled in 1979

Strength: 51.0% ABV

Place of Origin: Port Ellen

Region: Isle of Islay

Palate

Fabulously smooth; oily-textured, sweet and fruity. Lemony citrus, then that savoury earthiness, with fragrant damp grass, ripe fruit (spiced peaches) and spicy smoked meats. As with the nose, the earthy notes build, mixing in dark chocolate, scented wood smoke and burnt orange, before a sweeter and lighter note of freshly sliced apple, spiced and sweetened, livens things up. A drop of water lowers the spicy heat, leaving orchard fruit, slightly charred, and softly sweeter, with a little sweet mint.

Nose

Light yet complex. Peat-reek, damp bark, charred wax, flowers and tropical fruits pursued by familiar chamois leather and sherbet lemon. The fragrance evolves as a new-mown spring meadow, all wild flowers and grass, fading to a darker, savoury earthiness with dry peat and brushwood while the leather picks up spice, all of it wreathed in gentle scented wood smoke. A drop of water makes the aromas really smooth and waxy, raising scented candles and a trace of cinnamon, with noticeable smoke, warm spices, honey, tropical and stone fruits.

Finish

Smooth, warming and spicy, with aromatic smoke. Digestive biscuits, crisp green grapes and lingering notes of earth, damp leaf and charred oak. Water enhances all this, and there’s a fine smoky-waxy after-taste.

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