Port Ellen 1979, 28 years old, 7th Release, 700ml

SKU: C710159
Sub region: Islay
ABV: 53.8%
Bottling: Distillery Bottling

Port Ellen 1979, 28 years old, 7th Release

Port Ellen 7th Annual Release Islay Single malt scotch whisky distilled in 1979, matured in refilled American Oak and refill European Oak casks, and bottled in 2007 at 28 years old, at 53.8% ABV - cask strength

Bottling Series: Diageo Special Release 2007

Bottle No.0293 of 5274 bottles produced

Tasting Notes: gooseberry, quince, green apple, dried ginger, camphor, birch sap, smoky, wood tar, peat, incense, salt, aniseed.

The distillery:

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.