Port Ellen, 19 ys, Old Malt Cask, Sherry
Added on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:13 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 19 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Wide
Sherry cask, unknown vintage, 50mL bottle
Member Ratings and Notes
Not typically Port Elleny.  Reminded me of clothes dryer lint in whatever positive way dryer lint can go.  Drinkable. 
Nose has some unusual qualities for a Port Ellen (at least in my experience) -- floral notes, peaches, some nutty-something, and light smoke of course.  Palate is quite fruity on entry, with peaches, nectarines, and plums.  And delicious!  The smoke is only present as background notes and hints.  Finish is the least interesting part and continues the theme.  This whisky is like a lightly-smoked fruit near-bomb.  I would love a case!  A-/B+ 
Initial perfume in the nose fades to reveal a little earthy sherry then some nutty notes.  Floral sherry and rich peat.  Tasty stuff. 
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