The KOTQ has enjoyed 3 tastings from the Port Ellen distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Port Ellen Islay 1825 – 1983 N/A
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Dismantled Diageo Leorin Lochs N/A liters/year
       
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PORT ELLEN yo 00Q2 – PORT ELLEN 13 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Whitish – pearl
Flowery garden
Subtle peat – intelligent
Sharp – attacking – sinal
Like an experienced woman
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Centennial
Blonde
Sinewy Salt/smoke
Smooth & long
Meryl Streep on a rainy day
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Cyclone
Very light – liquid glass
Salty & fruity
More rolling, sticky
Elegant, light springtime
Harsh with lingering sharp aftertaste
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Irving
Pale yellow
Cinnamon
Rigorous
Heavy, light smoke
Need to try again
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Lakeview
Apple juice
Orange burned
Maple syrup
Peat sharp then smooth
Experienced
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000
Tao
Light
Light fruit
Balanced
No smoke or peat. Well balanced – undistinguished
00Q2-Lakeview
May 26th, 2000

PORT ELLEN yo 00Q4 – PORT ELLEN 13 yo [Hart Brothers bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Cyclone
Faded grass
Aggressively medicinal
Silky
Salty & Iodine
Consistent yet lingering
(During blind tasting) Easy to drink. Stays around the palatte.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Irving
Pale urine
Barnyard peat
Light and creeps up the glass
Heavy esthers, 1 dimensional, light caramel
Stays in my nose
(During blind tasting) Young, inexperienced whisky. Doesn’t challenge. Doesn’t ask much.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Tao
Pale, Lithuanian hooker
Striking iodine, funky
Light
Smooth
Light, lingering
(During blind tasting) Sweet
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Ville
Pale green / diluted urine
Medicine, tar
Very light
Smooth, soft
Nice, but lingers after taste – not mature
(During blind tasting) Lowland perhaps Campbeltown.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000

PORT ELLEN 1979 06Q1 – PORT ELLEN nas 1979 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light peat
Curvacious
Sweet, balanced. Has peat but also other interesting notes. Key word balanced.
Just right.
Not sure why this distillery went out of business. I’m never disappointed by Port Ellen.
06Q1-Bop
February 28th, 2006