Port Ellen 1982 The Whisky Fair
Added on Sunday, Mar 28, 2010 at 04:00 PM
  Bottler: The Whisky Fair
  Age: 24 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.60 % Region: Islay
  Price: $190 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled October 1982       Bottled May 2007       Sherry Butt       509 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sweetened oats, salt, margarine, rubber, iodine and awesome. 

Smack you up side the head with, "Yeah, I'm Port Ellen and don't you wish there was more of me in the world?"


Very light color.


N: Sweet, light peat, more like cut grass than decayed brown stuff, bacon grease.  And that's all a compliment.


P: Lemon juice, almonds, water helps bring out the sweetness to balance the tart.  Not too complex, but what is there is so good.


F: Long, powerful.  I feel like I AM Port Ellen. Amazing stuff, but so strong I could not take it for too long. Still loved it.  

Peaty but moldy.  
I seemed to have missed what was so stellar about this one too.  It was to me a good but not great, somewhat sooty, moderately peated PE.    

Awesome deliciousness.  Hugely drinkable, powdered-sugar peaty treat.  Great balance and never too much.


(Bottle drained before better notes possible. Please send more.)

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