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Port Ellen 1977 Douglas Laing 23 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Lot: 221106

Port Ellen 1977 Douglas Laing 23 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £725

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
23 Year Old
Vintage: 
1977
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1977 Douglas Laing 23 Year Old 75cl / US Import

The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead.

This is a 1977 vintage Port Ellen, bottled in May 2001.

Port Ellen is the lost jewel in the Islay crown, closed down by DCL (now Diageo) in 1983 due to an oversupply of peated whisky for blending and a perceived lack of interest in it as a single malt. It has developed a legendary status in the years since. A very rare 12 year old bottled for attendees of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1980 is believed to have been the only distillery bottling produced in its years of operation. Diageo have bottled more since, but it is the independent companies that have given the whisky world the best chance to sample this sought after single malt. 

 

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