1980 Gordon & Macphail Rare Old Port Ellen 35 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

$1999. 00 Bottle
$23988.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%
Another addition to G&M's Rare Old range is this Port Ellen, distilled in 1980 and bottled on the 13th November 2015 after maturation in a refill American oak hogshead. According to the bottlers, this promises flavours of "Ground white pepper, sweet red berries, dried mango and kiwi with a rich smoky / aniseed edge".

Port Ellen is one of the three main villages on Islay and one of the two ferry terminals on the island. The distillery was expanded in the 1960s and closed in 1983. Its white painted buildings form a 'street' close to the seashore. Only peat which was dug in the district was used in the drying and the water was taken from two lochs in the nearby hills, the principal one used for distilling purposes being noted locally for its purity. Port Ellen whiskies remain highly collectable.