Port Ellen 1983
32 Year Old 15th Release (2015)

70cl / 53.9%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Port Ellen 1983 / 32 Year Old / 15th Release (2015)
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Part of Diageo's Special Releases 2015. Complex and full, with aromas of cinnamon, oranges, leather and bonfires. Generously spicy and fruity, this dram invites slow contemplation.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
32 Year Old
Vintage
1983
Bottling Date
2015
No of Bottles
2964
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Clove Clove
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Leather Leather
  • Meat Meat

Port Ellen 1983 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Cracked pebbles, chamois leather and seaside notes – ozone-heavy sea spray, damp seaweed and fresh rock pools. Smoke sits at the back, with fruity peat, ham and raisins, balanced out by green and leafy notes.

    Palate: Wax, sweet smoke and liquorice – an aniseed scented aromatherapy candle? Leathery notes build, along with sweet raisins, smoked ham and singed baked apples. The apples intensify to the point of going overboard into overripe sweetness, but are tempered by barrel char smokiness and dunnage warehouse earthiness.

    Finish: Sweet and earthy, with soft peat smoke, nutmeg, chocolate cake and cherry sweetness.

    Comment: A very austere Port Ellen, with lots of minerality rather than the rich sweetness that has appeared in recent years.

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