Bottled: 1999 at 24 years of age
Strength: 57.1% vol
Additional: cask #1766
Adelphi 1975 Port Ellen 24 year old review
On the nose: a really fresh and fruity Port Ellen this one. Ginger and oranges mixed to a sublime degree. A slightly wet door mat transforms into salted peanuts and fir trees. Pineapples revive that fruity aspect with a struck matchstick and then the vegetation takes over before dissolving into sea shells and melted caramel.
In the mouth: a sweet barrage upfront with that coastal vegetative postcard snapshot before the smoky bacon and port scratching move in for a residency. More grilled pineapple straight off the barbecue and a tin of peaches full of syrup.
A Port Ellen that justifies the hype. A great bottling and one best shared with friends or #thetormore4 to be appreciated. That’s the joy of whisky folks not values or hoarding but sharing. Do it #thetormore4 style.