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Lot 162
Port Ellen-37 year old-1981

£ 6,000 - 7,500
US$ 7,900 - 9,900
Withdrawn

Whisky Sale

3 Oct 2018, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

Port Ellen-37 year old-1981
Casks of Distinction. Distilled 15th April 1981, bottled 15th August 2018. Exclusively Selected by Dr. Craig. A. Wilson.
Single cask, hogshead number 1927. Bottle 5 of 174. In presentation case. Good labelling. Level: very top shoulder. 70 cl. Single malt, 48.9% volume
1 bottle

Footnotes

  • Appearance: Full gold, with long beading. Flowing texture.

    Nose: The initial aroma is quite shy and teasing, with maritime smells (beach seaweed, oily boat engines) and fruit. Beguiling. With just a little water
    added, the sweetness is much more to the fore, suggesting a barley sugar sweet, and is joined by more of the smooth waxiness.

    Body: Light to medium.

    Palate: The taste starts sweet, then salty-spicy waves of pungent, maritime, deliciously smoky heat quickly and firmly adjust the initial impression. Easy to enjoy straight, when the texture is smooth and light. Water (only a little is needed) lightens the texture still more, bringing up the initial sweetness and later spiciness in perfect harmony while reducing the heat, with this cooling effect revealing more char and a touch of citrus fruit.

    Finish: Medium to long, charred and smoky-sweet, the char slowly fading into sweet-spicy oak, with a last note of white pepper to re-heat the palate.

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