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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.