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Port Ellen 1983 Douglas of Drumlanrig 25 Year Old

Lot: 319919

Port Ellen 1983 Douglas of Drumlanrig 25 Year Old

Winning Bid: £461

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
25 Year Old
Vintage: 
1983
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Langside Distillers
Cask Type: 
Refill Butt
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1983 Douglas of Drumlanrig 25 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 in February 1983 and bottled in 2008 under the Douglas of Drumlanrig banner from Langside Distillers.  

Langside Distillers started out as a blending company in the 1970s, producing Scotch brands such as B&B, Glen Drumm and John Player Special. They moved into the business of bottling independent single malts with their Douglas of Drumlanrig label in the 2000s, before becoming a subsidiary of Hunter Laing in 2013. Nowadays they produce its Distiller’s Art and Hepburn’s Choice bottlings.

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