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 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.
A 30 year old Port Ellen from Ian Macleod's Chieftain's range. Distilled in 1982, bottled in 2012 and released shortly after Diageo unveiled their own Port Ellen Special Release for the year. A few lucky people got to try this at The Whisky Show 2012 leading to some excellent reports.
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.
If this PE lives up to the normal high standards of Signatory's Cask Strength series we're in for a treat. An amazing 526 bottles from a single Sherry Butt at a cask strength of 58%: expect huge fruity, toffeed flavours and plenty of reeky peat - ace.
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 1983 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Malts of Scotland. Distilled the year the distillery sadly closed, this was aged for over a quarter of a century in a refill sherry cask before being bottled in 2010. This was awarded 91 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com.
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 1974 Port Ellen from legendary Italian independent bottler Sestante. A piece of double history, not only has the distillery now closed, but Sestante ceased to operate in 1990, not long after they bottled this gem. A dram to really reminisce over.
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.