Port Ellen 37 Years-Old 16th 70cl 55.2°

Archive Port Ellen 37 Years-Old 16th 70cl 55.2°
Distillery : Port Ellen / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23002

This Single Malt Port Ellen was distilled in 1978 and bottled after 37 aging years. This new limited edition 2016 comes from the famous distillery that is now closed. It's the oldest expression that has been bottled and acknowledges the fact that ancient Port Ellen improves over time.

Extremely complex, subtlety is the keyword, this whisky expresses suave fuity notes and deeper tones: citruses, honey, smoke, fire and oak.

Only 2940 bottles are available world-wide. Port Ellen 1978 37 Year-Old is a particularly desired Single Malt.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV55.2 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryPort Ellen
Age37 years
MaturationOak Casks
PeatLightly Peated
CharacteristicsCask Strength

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.

Color: waxed teak, well sparked.

Nose: fancy and discreat, generally dry, it opens on a delicatly smoky note, then is covered by suave and smoky notes. Smoke volutes demonstrates a scented character, with suave aromas drifting. A fresh note crosses these layers to compete with soft mint, criturses and a tipe winy. Then cocoa notes, a hint of vanilla and more smoke wood. With a little bit of water, the scent is first suave then delicious to finish with a fruity tone.

Palate: wonderfull with its natural energy, suave and drainging. Omnipresence smoke becomes heavier, following with spices and flavored herbs. Thinning makes it fresher and smoother, without changing the nice balance.

Finish: sustained, cooling and comlpex. Instantly sugary and tasty: candy apple, lemon zest, ripe red apple. Deep aromatical herbal notes and heavy smoky notes, that softens after a few drops of water.