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Port Ellen 1980 First Cask 16 Year Old

Lot: 294604

Port Ellen 1980 First Cask 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £376

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Lot: 294604
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
16 Year Old
Vintage: 
1980
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Direct Wines
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1980 First Cask 16 Year Old

The First Cask range is a no-frills collection of independent releases, simplistically labelled but with a real focus on high quality cask selection. The brand was produced by Direct Wines, a firm established in Windsor in 1973 and the casks are provided by Signatory Vintage. Often sold in mixed cases through Direct Wines' global distribution network, these bottles can be found all over the world yet have retained the allure of being a relatively boutique label, with many examples incredibly sought after.

This Port Ellen was distilled in 1980 and bottled 16 years later.

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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