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 great colour on this 1979 Connoisseurs Choice Port Ellen, bottled in the mid-1990s in the period many feel to be the era in which Gordon & Macphail were bottling their very best malts. This should be stunning.
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.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen, bottled by independent bottler Signatory as part of its 'straight from the cask' series. Distilled on 9 August, it was finished in a Burgundy wine cask before 425 bottles were yielded on 20 January 2004.
A 1980 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 21 years of age in 2001. The distillery was sadly closed in 1983 and has gained a cult following since, with bottles being in high demand.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen bottled for the Scotch Single Malt Circle. Distilled in November the year before the distillery sadly closed for good, this was aged for 20 years before being bottled in March 2003.