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 mid-1990s independent bottling of whisky from this much sought after closed distillery. It was distilled a few years before closure and matured for 16 years before release as part of Direct Wines's First Cask range.
A lovely old mid-1990s Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Port Ellen from the not-often-seen 1980 vintage. Anything from Port Ellen bottled at less than twenty years old is quite rare these days, so this is a bit of a find.
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.
Distilled in Spring of 1983, this Port Ellen has been bottled from a single sherry butt early in 2010 by Douglas Laing for their McGibbon's Provenance range. A very approachable PE, with sweetness and oak more prominent than the phenols.
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.
This is a 1982 vintage Port Ellen, bottled by McGibbon's in 2001. This was distilled just a year before the distillery, which now has a cult following, closed for good. Bottlings from Port Ellen are highly regarded and in high demand.
A 25yo Port Ellen of the 1982 vintage, matured full term in a refill butt. Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range hit a really sweet spot around 2008 when this was bottled, and being from a refill butt is unusual as well. We reckon this will be pretty good.