Port Ellen 1983 Douglas Laing 25 Year Old
An Old Malt Cask release of Port Ellen, distilled in its final year of production, 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 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.
Disitlled in February 1983 and aged for 25 years in single re-fill butt #4687 before being bottled in October 2008.
The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. Launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead.
One of 209 bottles.
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