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Port Ellen 1975 Signatory Vintage 23 Year Old / Silent Stills

Lot: 223353

Port Ellen 1975 Signatory Vintage 23 Year Old / Silent Stills

Winning Bid: £725

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
23 Year Old
Vintage: 
1975
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Signatory Vintage
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
56.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1975 Signatory Vintage 23 Year Old

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.

Distilled on 14th January 1975, this was bottled within Signatory Vintage's Silent Stills range, which at the time showcased Scotland's finest discontinued single malts (some, such as Glenglassaugh, have since returned).

Cask #160 produced 285 bottles.

Signatory Vintage were established in 1988 by Andrew Symington and are one of Scotland's most prolific independent bottlers. Their offices and bottling facility are located next to Edradour distillery, which they have also owned since 2002.

 

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