Port Ellen 1982 Scott's Selection
Added on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:56 PM
  Bottler: Scott's Selection
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
The familiar Port Ellen nose of mustiness and sweet salt.  On the palate there's smoke, a delicious tang of sweetness, and salt again.  The finish is delightful!  But it could be longer -- it's kind of on the shorter side of medium-length.  This whisky is bordering on one-dimensional, but it's well-rounded enough and tasty enough to earn an I-definitely-want. 
Great velvety texture with a stunning (perhaps ideal) duet of the expected Port Ellen peatiness dancing a tango with mulling spice sweetness, which adds a dimension that reinforces the other rather than fight it.  Nice full-bodied finish will make strangers wonder why you are staring off into space with a goofy smile.  
N: Light smoke, rubber, and grape juice
P: Dry and invigorating, balanced peat smoke and malt tar
F: Long. 
Nose: Sea water and peat

Palate: Salty and peaty with a nice touch of sweetness.

Finish: Peat with some simple syrup.


This is just a textbook great Port Ellen

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