Port Ellen 1979 DL Platinum August
Added on Friday, Mar 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 30 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.30 % Region: Islay
  Price: $405 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Douglas Laing's Old & Rare       Distilled November       Bottled August 2010       260 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Overall a nice whisky but nothing to go crazy about. Nose of light smoke, slightly antiseptic, pinot grigio. Palate is peppery and smokey, semi-dry, rather typical. Dries more in the finish with nice oak. B/B+ 
Nose:  peat and motor oil
Palate:  Very sweet on the palate with peat, fruit and some chocolate notes toward the end.  A bit too sweet and a bit one dimensional in that regard. 
Finish:  Sweet and smoke.

Not bad but overly sweet and not too much going on.   
N: Initially grassy, then more fruity, purple smells and cookie crumble over peat.�
P:� Ahhh yes.�� Powdered sugar sweetness along with the tasty peat.� Delightfully delicate.� [Appreciation of this is beyond the other fellows on this site, they are all about "Big peat,� Better!� Oooh! Oooh!".�� I happen to be a bit more evolved.]
F: Marshmallow nectar. 
Preserved fish, cinnamon, cloves, floral, and briney on the nose.  Starts off smokey/ peaty and turns into citrus, pears with a long finish of rubber and dark choclate.

N: salt and mint

P: flash of chili paste. Jumpy.  Spearmint.  Fast finish   First review:  C+/B-  second:  B/B+  

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