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 »
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.
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.
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 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 1978 vintage Port Ellen, released by independent bottlers Signatory. Having been matured in cask number 5338 for 23 years, this was bottled just after the turn of the millennium, long after the distillery sadly closed.
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 1982 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 21 years of age in 2003, one of just 375 bottles. The distillery was sadly closed in 1983 and has gained a cult following since, with bottles being in high demand.
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 21 year old Port Eellen is pretty young by today's standards, and this early Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask bottling is from a 1979 sherry cask, which is pretty rare by today's standards. Should be phenomenal.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was bottled at 21 years of age at the end of 2000. The distillery closed in 1983 and bottlings have become increasingly sought after.