Port Ellen 1982 35YO Signatory 30th Anniversary Cask #2040
Founded in 1825, the Port Ellen distillery belonged to the Ramsay family until 1920. After closing in 1930 it was brought back to life in 1967, increasing the number of stills from two to four. In 1983, the distillery was completely dismantled. Its single malt enjoys cult status throughout the world and the recent announcement of its imminent reopening in 2020 caused an understandable stir in the whisky world. Distilled on 2nd September 1982, this independent bottling is a true masterpiece. The palette of flavours and aromas is elegant and delicate, yet rich and complex.
Colour: Deep golden yellow
Profile: The rich and immensely beautiful initial nose is intensely smoky, animal, tarry and herbaceous. Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly complex. The radiant attack is peaty, fruity (pear, lemon, bramble) and camphoric. Gradually it reveals a luscious side (sage). The long finish is vanilla, saline and peaty. The particularly malty retronasal olfaction highlights an incredibly delicate mouthfeel.
This whisky was disgorged and bottled under the supervision of Andrew W. Symington (Managing Director) in the Town of Pitlochry on 31st of July 2018.
One of only 567 bottles available worldwide.
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Butt
Cask No: 2040
Distilled: 2nd September 1982
Bottled: 31st July 2018