Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 40%
Port Ellens distilled before 1978 were in a different league entirely. This 1974 was bottled in the early nineties and is a stunning example of just how gentle tropical, citrusy, green and yet powerfully oily and peaty this whisky could be. A killer dram from the most sought after era of distillation at this tragically lost distillery.
1974 Port Ellens are truly rare beasts and this one is well worth the plunge. Big notes of soot, green fruits, kippers in brine, lemon oil, oysters, steel wool, tropical fruit and bags of fat, earthy, muscular peat.