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 »
A 1980 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 21 years of age in 2002. The distillery was sadly closed in 1983 and has gained a cult following since, with bottles being in high demand.
A 1983 vintage Port Ellen, released by independent bottlers Golden Cask. Distilled in the year the distillery sadly closed, this was matured in cask number CM147 until 251 bottles were yielded in 2009.
A 1983 vintage Port Ellen bottled by The Cooper's Choice in 1999 at 16 years of age. This bottle was intended for VaMa Distribuzione based in Bergamo in Italy. This was produced the very year the distillery closed, with bottlings now highly sought after.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Wilson & Morgan as part of their barrel selection series. This was aged for 23 years before being bottled in 2003, by which time the distillery had sadly long closed.
Bottled at 50% for a whisky retailer at some stage around the turn of the millennium, this rare Port Ellen was selected by Burn Stewart distillers and has no declared vintage but was bottled at 16 years of age.
A 1983 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 26 years of age in 2009. 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 released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was bottled at 21 years of age in March 2003. Port Ellen was one of many victims of the cull of 1983 and has received a cult following ever since. For that reason, bottlings are highly collectable and in great demand.
This whisky was produced at Port Ellen Distillery in 1978, just a few years before the distillery closed. After 23 years of maturation, this whisky was bottled at cask strength by independent bottlers Signatory.
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Signatory.
Distilled in September, just a few years before the distillery closed, it was aged for 23 years before being bottled in July 2002 at cask strength.
A single cask 24 year old Port Ellen selected by Whisky Magazine editor Rob Allanson and contributing editor Dave Broom for Whisky Live New York and Tokyo. Distilled in November 1982 and bottled in December 2006 at cask strength.
A 30 year old Port Ellen from Douglas Laing bottled as part of their Platinum Selection series. Port Ellen closed a year after this whisky was distilled (1983) and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after. Notes of toffee, spice and peat on this one.
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen, released by independent bottlers Signatory. Having been matured in cask number 5338 for 23 years, this was bottled just after the turn of the millennium, long after the distillery sadly closed.