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Diageo Special Releases 2014

Port Ellen 29 yo 1983 (52%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon cask, 86 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1982 (56,2%, Douglas Laing OMC for Daily Dram 2009, refill hogshead, ref. 4900, 193 btl.) – 93/100

The Lost Distilleries Blend (50,9%, Master of Malt 2014, 97 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 1978 (55,7%, Thosop Handwritten 2005, refill sherry butt, 6 btl.) – 93/100

Port Ellen 16 yo 1969 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs’ Choice +/- 1985) – 92/100

Port Ellen 32 yo 1979 ‘12th release’ (52,5%, OB 2012, 2964 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 30 yo 1982 (58,6%, Malts of Scotland 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12017, 298 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1983 (55,5%, Silver Seal & Whiskybase 2011, cask S1462, 60 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1983 (55,5%, Old Bothwell 2011, cask #230, 179 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1983 (58,9%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead, MoS 11011, 267 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 ‘While my whisky gently weeps’ (55,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, 120 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 29 yo 1982 (58,5%, Whisky-Doris 2011, bourbon hogshead #18, 212 btl.) – 90/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 2010, cask #674, 282 btl.) – 93/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 (56%, Malts of Scotland 2010, refill sherry cask MoS66, 322 btl.) – 89/100

Port Ellen 28yo 1982 (57,5%, Whiskysite.nl / QV.ID 2010, refill sherry puncheon, 136 btl.) – 92/100

Port Ellen 31 yo 1978 ‘10th release’ (54,6%, OB 2010, 3000 btl.) – 95/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1982 (57,3%, Whisky-Fässle 2010) – 93/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009, refill butt, DL ref. 5441, 640 btl.) – 88/100

Port Ellen Pe2 (59,5%, Elements of Islay 2010, 50 cl.) – 89/100

Diageo Special releases 2010

Port Ellen 27 yo 1983 (55,7%, Signatory Vintage 2010, cask #231, 501 btl.) – 93/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1982 (55,2%, Douglas Laing OMC 2009 for The Whisky Fair, ref. DL 4904, 133 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1983 (53,5%, Old Bothwell for Thosop 2009, cask #221) – 92/100

Port Ellen 27 yo 1978 ‘6th release’ (54,3%, OB 2006, 20cl) – 89/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1979 ‘7th release’ (54,7%, OB 2007, 20cl) – 94/100

Port Ellen 24 yo 1979 ‘3rd release’ (57,3%, OB 2003, 9000 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen 21yo 1982 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2004, DL ref. 414, full sherry, 420 btl.) – 89/100

Port Ellen Pe1 (58,7%, Elements of Islay 2009) – 92/100

Port Ellen 1979 (54,1%, The Whisky Show 2009, 60 btl.) – 91/100

Port Ellen is one of the most enigmatic distilleries. Part of this is due to the fact that it’s closed since 1983 of course, and the number of available casks is rapidly diminishing (although I have the impression bottlers may be exaggerating this to increase the price). If you think about it, the story of […]

Port Ellen 27 yo 1982 (53%, Daily Dram 2010) – 92/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1982 (55,7%, Old Bothwell 2009, cask #2473) – 89/100

Port Ellen 26 yo 1982 (56,4%, Old Bothwell 2009, cask #2545) – 86/100

Old Bothwell Port Ellen 1982 cask #2473 and Port Ellen 1982 cask # 2545.

Port Ellen 9th release 30yo 1979 (57,7%, OB 2009, 5916 btl.) – 92/100

Diageo releases 2009

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