Port Ellen 1979 Signatory (Cask 5151)
Added on Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:42 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled August 9 1979       Bottled August 12 2002       Cask no. 5151       376 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is light, with indistinct light smoke, and wisps of apples, pears, and peaches.  The palate is light and fruity, lighty sweet (are you getting the idea that this is a lighter Port Ellen?) and the smoke isnt too intense.  Spices are restrained and pleasant -- curry, cumin, chili -- entering in the midpalate.  Finish is medium-long.  An easy-drinker, there's nothing to celebrate here, but I very much enjoy drinking it. 
Fruity bubblegum nose. Nice dry floral palate, seems a bit weak though, might have been great cask strength.  Perfumed bath soap.  Gets too perfumy. 

Very peat restrained, light, and drinkable.  Reminds me of an older Talisker.  Has faint faint hints of peat, and a soft sweetness that hints of fruits of nuts, heavier on the nuts.  The nose is light, fruity, and subdued.

I prefer more from PE, but I'd drink this again.

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