In fact, I wanted to write that here we have the first Port Ellen on the blog, but not, after all, it has already appeared on the occasion of Whisky Live Paris 2013 and Whisky Legend tasting.
I will not go into unnecessary arguments that it is legendary distillery from Islay, closed in 1983. One only needs to be pointed out that this vintage 1979, bottled at 46% ABV in 2013, by an independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Lot nr RO/12/08.
N: pleasant, sustainable peat, alternating with fruits and sweet notes, after a while peat is definitely less present for the fruits, of which I find: orange, tangerine, peach and banana, surprisingly light and pleasant, almost floral, I also have traces of apples and pineapple, occasionally a little of ash and smoke come to the vioce again, after longer stay in the glass it gets vegetable;
T: peat here is a bit more noticeable and longer persists, it does not mean that there is a lot of it, on the contrary this is more a quiet whisky, not lacking in fruits, orange, peach and grapefruit, I must add to all of this gentle sparking at the beginning of the language, I feel that in flavor it is missing some power and depth, as Port Ellen should be;
F: quite long, dry with grapefruit and remnants of peat.
Pleasant Port Ellen. For my taste I would prefer a higher ABV, then I would truly appreciate it. Though if it comes to power then particularly I can not complain, at the end this is 46% ABV. It is certainly a peated whisky that might be liked even by beginners, if they would like to start/pay for the Port Ellen, just in the beginning on the whisky road.