Port Ellen 25 year old Provenance 1983
An increasingly rare bottling this Port Ellen 25 year old Provenance 1983 has been matured in a single Sherry Butt.
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the closed Distillery of Port Ellen.
Bottled by Douglas McGibbon & Co Ltd. (Douglas Laing) under the Provenance range of whiskies.
Distilled Winter 1983
Bottled Autumn 2008
Sherry Butt DMG REf : 4717
Port Ellen 25 year old Provenance 1983 Tasting Notes : –
The nose opens with a clean maritime style plus spices and honey carrying a bandaged and medicinal quality.
Initially salty on the palate runs to interestingly dry bonfire ashes.
The finish is long reminiscent of “Arbroath Smokies” with soft chewed leather, tar and creosote lingering on. (J)
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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