Port Ellen 2nd Annual Release

by Oliver Klimek on December 22, 2009

24 yo from 1978 – 59.35%

My Tasting Notes:

Nose: Quite “farmy” at first, compost and even a trace of manure, with water it becomes smoky and maritime
Palate: Medium peat, tropical fruit,  a hint of coconut and a pinch of salt
Finish: Extremely long, salty fruity peat
Overall: This is an extremely complex malt with aromas that seem to come and go in waves during time. Flavours are so concentrated that you could  delay it 1:1 with neutral spirit, water it down to drinking strength and still have an excellent dram. It must be celebrated rather than just drunk.

Score: 94/100 – No price information as this is a collector’s bottle

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