Port Ellen 1978, 35 years old, 14th Release, 700ml

SKU: C710354
Sub region: Islay
ABV: 56.5%
Bottling: Distillery Bottling

Port Ellen 1978, 35 years old, 14th Release

Port Ellen 14th Annual Release Islay Single malt scotch whisky distilled in 1978, matured in refilled American Oak and refilled European Oak casks, and bottled in 2014 at 35 years old, at 56.5% ABV – cask strength.

Bottling Series: Diageo Special Release 2014

Bottle No.2183 of 2964 bottles produced

Tasting Notes: Peat, toast, butter, chocolate, citrus and smoke.

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.