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 2 September 1982, this bottling from Signatory Vintage is a true masterpiece. The palette of flavours and aromas is elegant and delicate, yet rich and complex. 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. Single Cask no. 2040 – Refill Sherry Butt. Exclusive to LMDW. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more available products, self-collection and other enquiries.
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