Port Ellen 1983 McGibbon's Provenance
Added on Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 07:35 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 27 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1983 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $235 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask no. 6101
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
Nose:  Sweet malt and medium peat.
Palate:  Very nice sweet peat notes, fruit juice. 
Finish:  Peat smoke.

Very drinkable.  Not complex but good fun.  B/B+
Adam
 
Nose is kinda winey, with a fishy note and a tangy quality. Palate is mild sweetness with moderate smoke and some minty hints, peanuts, and subtle but definite complexity.
 
A nice PE with character that's not exceptional, but very good and fun.  B/B+
Chris
 
N: Something slightly over-ripe in the nose, settles a bit into salty peat with a hint of mint.
P: Light and spicy peat, dry and somewhat 1-deimensional.
F: Iodine.
Andy
 

N: Burst of flowers, cinnamon candy

P: This could be a watered down Kilchoman.  Thin and weak.  Charcoal in water.  Somehow highly pleasant and quaffable.  Peppery finish.  B/B+

Fuji
 

N:Cinnamon, cloves, lush green vegetation, light brine and warm glazed ham

P: Sweet peat, limes, dark chocolate, cloves and fresh cut trees

F: Sticky briney finish and crustaceans

Lots of character, I found something different every time I nosed and drank it.

Tim
 

N: Moderate peat, lightly waxy fruity notes, some maltiness. Very very light brine.

 

P: Medium mouthfeel; malty; moderate peat - a little bit of pepper and some mustard; a touch of hay, slightly dry. 

 

F: Warming, with a slight mustard and shiso note. Big malt, gentle peat. A little dryness and wood.

 

Not long on complexity but totally enjoyable. 

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