The highly rated 11th Port Ellen in Diageo’s Special Releases series was distilled in 1979 and bottled at 32 years old. 70cl. 53.9% vol. Level in neck. No box.
Nose: Honeycomb and chocolate raisins, coconut, damson jam, quince cheese, grapes and very soft smoke. Palate: Blackberries, guava, and also something which I probably shouldn’t put (let’s just say it’s not unlike the flavour of tomato skins in a greenhouse). India rubbers, pepper, dry oak, under-ripe apples, pear skins and mango. Finish: Quite smoky now with coal, maple syrup, corn soot and rum spice.