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Port Ellen 1978 Rare Malts 22 Year Old / 60.50%

Lot: 5086196

Port Ellen 1978 Rare Malts 22 Year Old / 60.50%

Winning Bid: £2,300
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 37 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
22 Year Old
Vintage: 
1978
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
60.50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1978 Rare Malts 22 Year Old / 60.50%

The Rare Malts Selection was a historic selection of single malt whiskies from operational and lost distilleries that were released by Diageo between 1995 and 2005. As with the Flora & Fauna series, they were often from lesser-seen single malt distilleries.

This Port Ellen was distilled in 1978 and bottled in October 2000. The distillery has become a collector's favourite since its closure in 1983.

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 bottled the first publicly available distillery bottlings as part of the Rare Malts Selection, this is one of two in the series.

 

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