This outstanding bourbon-casked Talisker 20yo was released in 2003, but has always been in the shadow of the famous sherry cask 20yo from 2002. However, we think it's time that this was re-appraised as a great whisky in its own right.
This whisky was distilled in 1982 at Glenesk, just two years after the distillery changed its name from Hillside. Cadenhead's selected this cask for their Authentic Collection and after 14 years of maturation, it was bottled at Cask strength.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen bottled for the Scotch Single Malt Circle. Distilled in November the year before the distillery sadly closed for good, this was aged for 20 years before being bottled in March 2003.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 20 years of age in September 2003 as a Manager Reserve. The distillery was sadly closed in 1983 and has gained a cult following since, with bottles being in high demand.
A 19 year old Brora from 1982, bottled in 2001 by Ian Macleod for their Chieftan's range of whiskies. Distilled only a year before the distillery closed down, this spent its life maturing in a sherry butt.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was bottled at 21 years of age in March 2003. Port Ellen was one of many victims of the cull of 1983 and has received a cult following ever since. For that reason, bottlings are highly collectable and in great demand.
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.
A 30 year old Port Ellen from Douglas Laing bottled as part of their Platinum Selection series. Port Ellen closed a year after this whisky was distilled (1983) and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after. Notes of toffee, spice and peat on this one.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottler Mackillop's. Distilled on May 5 in the year before the distillery with a cult following closed, this was aged for 31 years before being bottled in March 2014.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
An old bottling of 1982 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Platinum Selection. Distilled in the year before the distillery closed for good, this was aged in a single cask for 21 years before being bottled for potstill and the Whisky Club of Austria in 2004.
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 cask strength release from the much-missed Brora, this was distilled in 1982, shortly before the distillery closed its doors for the last time. These Rare Malt bottlings are increasingly sought after nowadays.