Port Ellen 1979-2020 | 40 Year Old | XOP The Black Series
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Douglas Laing 70cl / 49.6%
*This bottle is available for pre-order only. Orders will be sent out WC 02/03/2020*
Peoples ears tend to prick up when they hear about new Port Ellen bottlings, and this single cask release from Douglas Laing for the XOP Black series should do just that. With a yield of just 299 bottles from this legendary distillery, this is a must-have bottling for any serious collector and whisky drinker...
This limited Port Ellen from Douglas Laing was distilled in 1979 and aged for 40 years in refill butt #DL13800 before being bottled in 2020 with a yield of just 299 bottles.
XOP The Black Series was created by Douglas Laing to showcase their super-premium single cask releases. Each bottle is filled by hand and has an embossed metallic label, glass stopper and handwritten signatures of Fred and Cara Laing. The bottles are presented in a sleek black moleskin box with an accompanying certificate.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Like a gently burnt scone initially, followed by the softest peated barley and brown sugar.
Palate: An eclectic mix of fudge, spices, chewed leather, more subtle peat and a saline quality with late cool dust and ash.
Finish: Amplifies all those earlier subtleties with the emphasis on big-hitting spices, smoke, iodine, and phenolic charm.
- Distiller Port Ellen Distillery
- Bottler Douglas Laing
- Country of Origin Scotland
- Region Islay