Port Ellen 1982 Old Bothwell (Cask 2729)
Added on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 07:40 PM
  Bottler: Old Bothwell
  Age: 26 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Cask 2729
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
Nose:  Delicate peat with background fruit, floral and hard candy notes.
Palate:  A peat blast with sweet notes throughout; sugar and spice in perfect balance.  Smoky candy. 
Finish:  Peat, butterscotch and a drop of sweet wine.

Balanced and delicious.  A/A-
Adam
 

Ahh, that's a nice nose. Smokey, oily, honey, caramel, banana bread.

 

Ooh, that palate hits the spot. Definitely peated but not obnoxiously so, rich but not cloying. Finish is a little minty and herbacious, very lengthy, excellent. The mildly sweet fruity-honey stuff really plays well with the smoke.

 

One to get if you still can.

Andy
 
Whoa! Alcoholy. Sweet. Butter on cinnamon toast. Earthy peat, peppery finish.
Fuji
 

N: Cinnamon/ cloves with sweet underlying sherry notes, dark berries, iodine, peanut oil, caramelized hazelnuts, young plums and young cherries

P: Clean crisp peat and smoke, sea salt, honey glazed peanuts, sweet cured meats, ripe strawberries and sherry

F: grapefruit peels covered in dark chocolate

I was expecting a lot after nosing this one. The palate really matched what I was getting on the nose.  Big fruits that worked well with the peat and smoke.  Sherry and Peat, how can you not love this?

A/A-

Chris
 

N: Iodine, seaweed (that brown stuff on the beach), smoked ham.

P: Smoke on top of light fruit, some gamey notes (like steak juices).
F: Nectary, smoke lingers.  
Lots going on, but maybe a little to melded together, no flavor note jumps out at me that makes me really love it and boost it to A-. 

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