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Port Ellen 21 Year Old Maltings 25th Anniversary

Lot: 221331

Port Ellen 21 Year Old Maltings 25th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £2,888
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 19 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
21 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
58.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 21 Year Old Maltings 25th Anniversary

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 bottled the first publicly available distillery bottlings long after its closure, as part of the Rare Malts Selection.

This is a stunning, and particularly rare, Port Ellen, bottled in 1998 (around the same time as the first Rare Malts Selection) to mark the 25th anniversary of the Port Ellen Maltings.

This has been widely reviewed and acclaimed, reaching a cracking 94 points on WhiskyFun.com! A Port Ellen for any serious collector.

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