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Port Ellen 12 Year Old James MacArthur Cask Strength / 62.7%

Lot: 240862

Port Ellen 12 Year Old James MacArthur Cask Strength / 62.7%

Winning Bid: £5,000
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 19 bids

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Lot: 240862
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
12 Year Old
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
James Macarthur
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
62.7%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 12 Year Old James MacArthur Cask Strength / 62.7%

This is one of the rarest and most sought-after bottlings of Port Ellen, one of a handful of (fairly ordinary, on the surface) Scotch whiskies to have gained a near-mythical status simply due to the quality of the liquid.

Bottled a few years after the distillery's closure in 1983, this expression was released by James MacArthur at 12 years of age and at a typically high strength of 62.7%. 

There is also a 'dark sherry' version of this release bottled at 59%, which has an equally fantastic reputation. 

This particular release scored an impressive 96 points from Serge Valentin on WhiskyFun.com

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