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 1978 vintage Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Bottled for The Whisky Fair in October 2005 at 27 years of age, only 198 bottles ever existed.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen, bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing in July 2000 as part of their Old Malt Cask series. The distillery was one of many victims of the cull of 1983 and has gained a cult following, with bottlings being extremely sought after.
A very rare 1979 vintage release of Port Ellen whisky. This special bottling by Douglas Laing has been matured for 24 years and was approved by Alambic Classique, Germany. Bottled at cask strength in March 2004.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen released in 2013 by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. The distillery closed in 1983 and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after.
A 22 year old Port Ellen whisky from a single cask which was filled in 1976. Distilled on 28th September, this whisky was bottled at cask strength by Signatory on 2nd October 1998. The distillery was one of many victims of the 1983 cull and bottlings today are amongst the most collectable in the world.
An impressive bottling from Douglas Laing, showing that they still have some interesting and surprising casks hiding in their cellars - a 30 year old, 1983 vintage Port Ellen. Distilled in February, matured in a single refill hogshead and yielding only 102 bottles, this is sure to disappear quickly.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1970 vintage Port Ellen, bottled in the late 1980s at 17 years old by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. G&M had some fantastic casks of Port Ellen in the late 80s and we suspect this will be excellent.
One of the rarest bottlings from this closed cult distillery, bottlings of which are relatively rare themselves. Just 67 bottles were yielded from the single ex-sherry butt. This was distilled in September 1982, aged for 31 years and bottled at cask strength in October 2013.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
A rare Scotch Malt Whisky Society release from the most cult of closed distilleries - Port Ellen, the third such cask they bottled. Distilled in April 1981, shortly before it closed, and bottled in November 1991 at just 10 years old.
The eighth release sold out in a few days and the first edition now commands about a grand if you can find it, so this is a bargain. Classic PE kippers 'n' slippers character, with plenty of grunt from the high alcohol.
The second sensational OB Port Ellen 1978, bottled around the turn of the millennium as part of the Rare Malts series. This phenomenal dram was rated at 93 points by Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun, and its popularity and acclaim led to the revivial of interest in this classic closed distillery and thus to the birth of the annual Special Releases series.