Port Ellen Single Malt Whisky Provenance 19 year old 1982.
A very rare discontinued bottling from the closed Islay distillery of Port Ellen.
43%ABV 70cl No colouring added and No chill filtering.
Distilled – 1982 – Spring.
Bottled – 2001 – Spring by independent whisky bottlers Douglas Laing & Company Ltd under their McGibbons Provenance label (Douglas McGibbon & Co Ltd Glasgow).
Port Ellen Single Malt Whisky Tasting Notes:
Colour: Deep gold.
Nose: Spices, seaweed, old leather.
Palette: Initially warm smooth and sweet, all the flavours detected on the nose.
Finish: long soothing leathery aftertaste.
Port Ellen Whisky Distillery.
Founded in 1825 by Alexander Mackay.
Location, Islay region South shore district.
Water source; Leorin Lochs.
Mothballed in 1983 equipment believed to be dismantled and removed.
The site is now warehousing for DCLs’ other Islay distilleries. It is also home of a large malt plant, which supplies the remaining distilleries on the island, thanks to an official agreement signed to secure employment for the island’s workforce.
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