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 historic 1975 vintage Port Ellen, this was released amongst the first batch of bottlings from the Silver Seal company, who have gone on to release some legendary whiskies (and rums) since this hit the shelves in 2001.
A 1980 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 21 years of age in 2001 for their "Sestante" Collection range. 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 from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 20 years of age in September 2003 as a Manager Reserve. The distillery was sadly closed in 1983 and has gained a cult following since, with bottles being in high demand.