Port Ellen 34 Years Old 1978 13th Release 70cl 55°
An astounding Port Ellen, of amazing strength and utterly compelling with its complexity and deep, heavy character. The subtle nose belies how lively and straightforward is the first hit with its stunning flavours - a wonderful marriage of citrus fruits, appealing smoke and salt, layered in honeyed sweetness.
In 1824, the Port Ellen distillery was built on the Isle of Islay, Scotland. Purchased by John Ramsay in 1836, it was the first distillery to export its Single Malt to the United States.
At the cutting edge of technology, Port Ellen is the first distillery that used a spirit safe for distilling. The story of the distillery is complicated, and has alternate periods of closure and production from 1930 to &969. In 1973, it becomes in 1973 a malting house supplying all the island distilleries with smoky malted barley. In 1983, the distillery closes and the spirit production stops. Its salty, smoky spirit has become one of the most sought-after malt by collectors, investors and aficionados.