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Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release

Lot: 6136252A

Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release

Winning Bid: £1,850

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Ellen
Age: 
25 Year Old
Vintage: 
1979
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
57.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release

The fifth release of the incredibly popular Port Ellen annual releases. Distilled in 1979 and bottled 25 years later in 2005.

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 then bottled the first publicly available distillery bottlings as part of the Rare Malts Selection, followed by these annual special releases.

Limited to 5,280 bottles.

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