Port Ellen 1979 / 27 Year Old / Douglas Laing Platinum
70cl / 57.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen, chosen by Douglas Laing for their Old & Rare Platinum Selection, and bottled in early 2007 at natural cask strength, which in this case just happens to be exactly 57.1% aka 100 UK proof.
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More Details:CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerDouglas LaingBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesPlatinum SelectionAge27 Year OldVintage1979Bottling DateJan 2007Chill FilteredNoNo of Bottles258
Bottler's Tasting Notes
"Carrying a massively fresh salt, sea-air tang initially, it warms on the nose after some minutes to a round, warming, soft damp leather character (with melting sugar tones!). With a mid-weighted body, the mouth fell is full, the palate being salty, dry and distinctly oceanic - with cedar wood tones and an ashy suggestion late. The finish is complex with coal dust, ash and iodine flavours to the fore."
[This tasting note is reproduced from the Certificate of Authenticity accompanying this malt]
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