Established on Islay's south coast in 1825 by A K Mackay and Co., Port Ellen is reputed to have been the first distillery to have incorporated Septimus Fox's spirit safe design into the distillation process. Its innovations did not stop there, however. After having been taken over by the shrewd and energetic John Ramsay in 1836, Port Ellen bec ... Read More »
One of the last ever whiskies to be produced at Port Ellen, which closed in 1983. Bottled by independent bottlers Signatory, this was aged for 14 years in a sherry butt. Port Ellen has a cult following and, as such, bottlings are in high demand.
A single cask bottle of Port Ellen from McGibbon's as part of their Provenance range of bottlings. Distilled in the year the distillery closed (1983), this will be one of the last ever spirits produced there. Bottled for World Duty Free, Port Ellen bottlings are always much sought after.
A rare Port Ellen 1983, originally bottled for travel retail by Douglas Laing for their McGibbon's Provenance series. this is from a single refill butt and sounds very good from the bottler's tasting notes.
A mid-1990s independent bottling of whisky from this much sought after closed distillery. It was distilled a few years before closure and matured for 16 years before release as part of Direct Wines's First Cask range.
A lovely old mid-1990s Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Port Ellen from the not-often-seen 1980 vintage. Anything from Port Ellen bottled at less than twenty years old is quite rare these days, so this is a bit of a find.
A 1974 Port Ellen from legendary Italian independent bottler Sestante. A piece of double history, not only has the distillery now closed, but Sestante ceased to operate in 1990, not long after they bottled this gem. A dram to really reminisce over.
a 1980 vintage Port Ellen, bottled in 1997 by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. since it's closure in 1983, Port Ellen has gained a cult status and bottlings are highly collectable.