Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill
  • Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill

Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerJack Wiebers Jumping Jack Productions
Distillery / brandPort Ellen
RangeThe Cross Hill
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol59%
Distilled1982
Bottled2010
Cask typeSherry Cask
Number of bottles122
€ 1.699,95-12%
€ 1.495,96

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Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill

Originating from the Isle of Islay, this extraordinarily rare single malt is an essential gem for connoisseurs and collectors alike. With only a limited quantity of bottles escaped from the forgotten cellars of the now-closed Port Ellen distillery, this whisky represents an unparalleled experience of history and craftsmanship. 

Tasting note

Nose

On opening the bottle, the nose greets you with a complex bouquet of aromatic layers. Marine influences of seaweed and briny sea air are surprisingly balanced with notes of sweetened citrus and vanilla, from years of ageing in oak casks. There is a subtle hint of peat smoke, characteristic of glorious Islay whiskies, which adds a rich depth to the aroma.

Taste

On the palate, the Port Ellen 1982 shows its true character. A powerful combination of smoky peat and soft, sweet malt provides the taste buds with a balanced symphony. Notes of dark chocolate, dried fruit and a hint of leather and tobacco unfold effortlessly as the whisky dances through your mouth. The rich flavours are both intense and elegant, with a body as intriguing as the whisky's history.

Finish

The finish of this whisky is nothing short of monumental. Long and warm, with a lingering smokiness that comes together with a sweet and slightly spicy finish. This creates a final impression that is both satisfying and challenging, making you want to return to the glass again and again.

More information

Port Ellen Distillery is a former Scottish whisky distillery located on the island of Islay, known for its strong peat aromas typical of this island's whiskies. The distillery was founded in 1825 by Alexander Ker Mackay and was later taken over by John Ramsay, who made the distillery play an important role in the whisky industry in the 19th century, especially in developing export markets.

In the 20th century, the distillery changed hands regularly and experienced several closures and re-openings. During its active years, Port Ellen produced a distinctive Islay single malt whisky appreciated for its distinctive smoke flavour and seaweed-like notes.

Unfortunately, Port Ellen closed its doors permanently in 1983 due to the then declining demand for whisky and overcapacity within the industry. The buildings remained standing and the warehouses were used by Diageo, the current owner, to store whisky from other distilleries on the island.

What others say about it

On WhiskyFun.com, this Port Ellen receives a score of a whopping 92 points.
Read the full tasting note here: (WhiskyFun.com)

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Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill

Port Ellen 1982 - 2010 The Cross Hill

€ 1.699,95-12%
€ 1.495,96

(0% vat)

In stock