Port Ellen 1983 Old Bothwell (220)
Added on Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:12 AM
  Bottler: Old Bothwell
  Age: 26 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1983 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.90 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 2009       Cask no. 220
Member Ratings and Notes
Awesome nose of rich smokey earth, mulched woodchips, varnish, with some fruit background.
Palate is as the nose advertised and excellent. Sugary peaty deliciousness with a tinge of nutmeg and sweet-leaf cigar. Superlong finish doesn't dry out too much and fluctuates nicely, with paint wafting into my nostrils. Absolutely excellent, one to start and finish with. A-/A

N: Classic PE.  Red hots and salt.  JAcuzzi with taffey

P: Smoke for sure.  Earthy pepperyness.  Burns out fast although it can still be felt for a long time.  I like it, but it is simple and I’ve had comparable $100 bottles.  B/B+

Nose:  Medicinal peat, a spice shop in a hospital waiting room.
Palate:  Nice!  Peat, rock candy, corn syrup, salty and spicy with a syrupy mouthfeel.  Develops a citrus/sour note toward the end.
Finish:  Sour smoke.

Nice, punchy and complex. 
N: Minty peat, some sort of green leafy spice like oregano, no wait, more like tobacco (so a brown leafy plant).  
P: Clean and refreshing like a breath mint that was smoked with burning earth (hmmm).
F: Oily, but gets dryer as it finishes with some hot smoke.   B+/A- 
N: Floral, fresh eucalyptus, bosc pears, graphite/ lead and warm maple syrup
P: Green grapes and green apple skins, pears.  Fruits over a campfire
F:Dark black tea, coffee grind and chewing tobacco
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