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Port Ellen, 40 Year Old, Islay, Cask of Distinction, 1979

1x70cl £9,000.00

10 cases Equiv. £9,000.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Port Ellen 40 Year Old – Cask #6819 – A Cask of Distinction bottling. Distilled 1979 | Bottled 2019 | ABV 52% | 575 bottles produced The First Official 40 Year Old Single Sherry Cask Release From the Silent Stills of Port Ellen.

This superlative Port Ellen has a gentle nose-feel and a fruity top note. Beneath this, hints of ash emerge and intensify joined by traces of linseed oil and butterscotch or soft fudge. The pleasant texture is lightly oily and the taste is sweet, then becomes spicier with a shake of salt mid-palate and some white pepper. With water these tastes are softer with noticeable peat smoke. The finish is long and lightly drying with gentle white pepper dancing across the palate and an elegant thread of smoke which lingers in the aftertaste.

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