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Port Ellen Distillery was producing whisky from 1825 until the late 1920s, resumed production in 1967 after extensive restoration, only to close for good in 1983. In the time of closure it was one of the three distilleries on Islay owned by DCL, it was also the smallest of the three with distilling capacity of 1.7 million liters of spirit per annum. Today the site is occupied by Port Ellen Maltings, a huge malting facility built in 1973. Port Ellen remains one of the most mourned closed distilleries, along with Brora and to a lesser degree Rosebank. Every year since 2001 Diageo, the owner of the brand, offers a limited release of cask strength Port Ellen. Year 2009 brought the 9th release with an outrun of 5916 bottles.
Nose: strong fruity notes, peaches and pears balanced with peat smoke, seashells, seaweed, toffee, vanilla, pine nuts and distinctive medicinal notes.
Palate: complex, perfect balance between fruity sweetness, sea breeze and peat smoke, lemon grass, pine needles and delicate mineral notes.
Finish: long and powerful, dry grass, oaky dryness, hints of licorice and spice.