Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 – 17th Release (Special Release 2017)



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£2875 -

5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Distilled in 1979 and bottled 37 years later in 2017, bottled at cask strength and limited to only 2988 bottles. Port Ellen is the lost jewel in the Islay crown. Closure in 1983 has enabled this distillery to receive a near mythical amount of love and respect. While it's coming back one day the only connection between the two is the name and a few bricks. The refill American Oak hogsheads and butts filled in 1979 have crafted a whisky of exquisite balance and subtlety. The signature smokey sweetness is here in spades, alongside sugared soft fruits and grassy notes. Big and chewy, herbaceous and oaky. The watchword for this whisky is subtlty, it's so incredibly well integrated. Given the price more than a few of these are going to sit unopened on shelves. It's enough to make a grown man cry.
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Tags: 37 Year Old Whiskies, Best peated whiskies for under £75, Best Single Malt Whiskies for under £75, Islay Whiskies, Nearly Gone, Peated whiskies, Single Malt Whiskies, Spirit Caramel (E150A), Vintage 1979 - Whiskies made in 1979, Whiskies may contain Spirit Caramel (E150A), Whiskies of Scotland,

Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 – 17th Release (Special Release 2017) is a 37 year old single malt whisky from the Port Ellen whisky distillery (located in the Islay region). Rated an average of 5.0 out of 5 by 1 reviewers and available from The Whisky Exchange for only £2875.0, falling slightly short of liquid gold but this in a solid everyday single malt whisky.

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