Port Ellen 1979, 30 years old, 9th Release
Port Ellen 9th Annual Release Islay Single malt scotch whisky distilled in 1979, matured in refilled American Oak and refill European Oak casks, and bottled in 2009 at 30 years old, at 57.7% ABV - cask strength
Bottling Serie: Diageo Special Release 2009
Bottle No.2086 of 5916 bottles produced
Tasting Notes: grassy, smoky, damp straw, sea shells, vanilla, lemon peel, peat, marzipan, salt, white pepper.
Port Ellen was founded by Alexander K. Mackay on the southern coast of the Isle of Islay in 1825. It was a malt whisky distillery but closed in 1983. The closure has enabled this distillery to receive a near mythical amount of love and respect.