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 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.
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.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen released in 2013 by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. The distillery closed in 1983 and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after.
This 1982 vintage Brora has been matured for 14 years and was bottled at cask strength by independent bottlers Cadenhead's in January 1997. Brora distillery was closed in 1983 and has been declared a heritage site.