A 1983 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Silver Seal, bottled at 26 years of age in 2009. The distillery was sadly closed in 1983 and has gained a cult following since, with bottles being in high demand.
We liked this one. Great old-school stinky kippers'n'slippers PE nose, then chewy peaty sherried loveliness on the palate. A tremendous refill butt - dangerously easy to drink and very highly recommended for that very reason.
A single cask of 23 year old Port Ellen from the 1983 vintage bottled at 49% by Douglas Laing offshoot Douglas of Drumlanrig for the Italian market. Douglas of Drumlanrig bottles are endorsed (and purportedly selected) by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the UK's largest private landowner.
An old bottling of 1983 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Platinum Selection. Distilled in March in the year the distillery closed for good, this was aged in a single cask for 26 years before 203 bottles were yielded in June 2009.
A 22 year old Brora bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. A rare one this - bottled in March 1983, the same month that production ceased for good. A bottle from one of the last casks of spirit produced at this cult Highland distillery.