As a first blog lets not be shy….how about a tasting of an outstanding independent bottling of a 25yo Port Ellen? It is a 1982 60.4% sherry cask offering from AD Rattray. The nose is initially all seaweed with a hint of new paint, peat smoke and shellfish. Now take a mouthful but keep it in the mouth for a minimum of 15 seconds…chew it….the palate coats the tongue with sherry sweetness, then powerful creosote and tar on the finish…lingering…..exotic….Port Ellen. The balance of the honeyed sherry notes with the powerful Port Ellen peat characteristic is richly exquisite, A very, very special dram ….96
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