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1978 Vintage Whisky
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70cl / 59%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen bottled after 23 years of maturation in a refill sherry cask by Signatory.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
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.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.3%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
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.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Signatory. Distilled on 7th September, it was aged for 23 years before being bottled on 26th July 2002.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 52.3%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
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.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 59.3%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A rare example of a port wood finished Port Ellen. Distilled on 5th September 1978, this was aged for a total of 24 years before being bottled on 19th September 2002.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 52.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A thirty year-old Port Ellen bottled by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection. This is from the 1978 vitnage and has been bottled at cask strength.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Distilled in 1978, this Brora 32 year old is the oldest yet released by Diageo, and was introduced as part of the Special Releases for 2011. A marvellously complex nose with an intricate, medium-peated palate.

Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
£750.00 Inc. VAT
(£625.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cadenhead's
A rather rare 1978 vintage release from Cadenhead's independent bottlers. This whisky was distilled at Ardbeg and matured for 19 years, before being bottled in November 1997.
£899.00 Inc. VAT
(£749.17 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 60.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second sensational OB Port Ellen 1978, bottled around the turn of the millennium as part of the Rare Malts series. This phenomenal dram was rated at 93 points by Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun, and its popularity and acclaim led to the revivial of interest in this classic closed distillery and thus to the birth of the annual Special Releases series.
£899.00 Inc. VAT
(£749.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen released as part of now-Diageo's Rare Malts series in the late 1990s. The distillery closed in 1983 and bottlings are now highly sought after.
£899.00 Inc. VAT
(£749.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.3%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The eighth release of Diageo's Port Ellens is the fourth from 1978 and arrives in slightly tweaked packaging with a new box design, although the label remains largely the same.
£950.00 Inc. VAT
(£791.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second sensational OB Port Ellen 1978, bottled around the turn of the millennium as part of the Rare Malts series. This phenomenal dram was rated at 93 points by Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun, and its popularity and acclaim led to the revivial of interest in this classic closed distillery and thus to the birth of the annual Special Releases series.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
One of the stellar PE Rare Malts releases that catapulted this obscure distillery to fame in the late 1990s. A legendary bottling.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.2%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 6th release of Diageo's legendary year Special Release Port Ellens. Distilled in 1978 and bottled at 27 years of age this is an increasingly rare dram as investors and drinkers fight over the remaining bottles.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 59.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Sestante
An incredible 1978 Ardbeg with a fearsome reputation, bottled in 1990 by Sestante. Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun was underwhelmed and 'only' gave it 91 points - an impressive and very hard to find whisky.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 59.35%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The first Port Ellen Annual Release goes for much more these days, but for many people (including at least one TWE staff member) the second release, bottled at 59.35% in 2002, remains at the top of the pile for official PE. A magnificent whisky.
£1,100.00 Inc. VAT
(£916.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Usually an immediate sell-out, the 10th release of OB Port Ellen is from 1978 and has been bottled at 31 years old.
£1,500.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,250.00 Ex. VAT)
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