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 single cask 15 year old 1981 Port Ellen in the modestly-titled 'Cask Master' series by the equally-modestly-titled The Whisky Connoisseur independent bottlers. Bottled at its massive full strength of 62.6% in April 1996.
A 1979 Port Ellen from Douglas Laing. This is an exclusive bottling for Potstill, a whisky shop in Vienna, and was put out under the Fine & Rare Platinum Selection label. 25 years old and with a solid cask strength of 57.1%.
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 Port Ellen from the early days of the Old Malt Cask series, this is one of a string of single cask PE's that really put Douglas Laing on the map as an independent bottler. The company had vast stocks of Port Ellen after buying it in bulk for their blends, and were able to capitalise on the success of the Rare Malts bottlings which had made the distillery hugely 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.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Wilson & Morgan. This was aged in sherry butt 2031 for 30 years old prior to bottling. Distilled the year before the distillery sadly closed for good.
An old bottling of 1979 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in February, this was aged in a single cask for 21 years before 330 bottles were yielded in August 2000. The distillery sadly closed in 1983 and bottles are heavily sought-after.
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.
An old bottling of 1982 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask range. Distilled in February in the year before the distillery closed for good, this was aged in cask number 740 for 22 years before 264 bottles were yielded in September 2004.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Directors' Cut series. Distilled in May, it was aged in a refill hogshead for 35 years before 162 bottles were yielded in June 2014 – over 30 years after the distillery sadly closed for good.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1981 vintage Port Ellen from Edinburgh based independent bottlers The Bottlers. Distilled in May (just two years before the distillery closed) it was aged for 19 years before being bottled in July 2000 from a single refill sherry butt at full strength.