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Port Ellen 1982 Silver Seal 20 Year Old

Lot: 327644

Port Ellen 1982 Silver Seal 20 Year Old

Winning Bid: £955

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
20 Year Old
Vintage: 
1982
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Silver Seal
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1982 Silver Seal 20 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.

Silver Seal was founded by Ernesto Mainardi in 2000. This was Mainardi's second bottling company after the esteemed Sestane in 1979. Both companies were sold to Massimo Righi in 2010, with Ernesto's original releases becoming increasingly prized possessions by collectors.

One of 270 bottles.

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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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