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 rare Port Ellen 1983, originally bottled for travel retail by Douglas Laing for their McGibbon's Provenance series. this is from a single refill butt and sounds very good from the bottler's tasting notes.
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 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 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.
An incredibly rare and very significant bottling of Port Ellen: not only is it the joint-youngest PE we've ever come across, and a fabulous example of how the distillery's spirit could age in a decent bourbon cask; it was also part of a famous series of early bottlings from Signatory, who went on to become one of Scotland's greatest independent bottlers. A donation for each bottle sold was made to the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
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.