Port Ellen 35 years old 1978 14th Release 70cl 56.5°
Port Ellen 35 Years Old Limited Edition 2014 is an unexpected Single Malt. Beautifully orchestrated during its assembly, it has the elegance and the assurance of a great lady. Matured in a combination of American Bourbon barrels and European oak casks, this rare whisky shows particularly warm and spicy notes of ginger that completes its traditional sweet and slightly smoky character.
At cask strength, this edition is 56.5° ABV and has impressive aromas. With a few drops of water, this whisky reveals richness and depth in the mouth.
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.