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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 the smallest one of the three distilleries on Islay owned by DCL, 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 2014 brought the 14th release (distillation 1978) with an outrun of 2964 bottles.
Nose: pretty complex, peat smoke, moist wool, honey cured ham, candied lemon peel, vanilla, dark chocolate, salted almonds and shy tobacco notes.
Palate: smoky and ashy, sea breeze, seaweed salad, almonds, grapefruits, lemons, hints of pepper and ginger and touch of licorice.
Finish: long, fruity and smoky, with notes of ginger, apples, salted almonds and smoked fish.