40-Year-Old Port Ellen “9 Rogue Casks” released
The gentlyIslay was at 50.9%
A new Port Ellen 40 Years is called "9 Rogue Casks" and was bottled at batch strength of 50.9% vol, uncolored and unchill-filtered. There are 1,380 bottles available worldwide at the price of about £6,500Ellen is on the market: The
The whisky was distilled in 1979, four years before the Islay was closed in 1983. It is the oldest and also the most limited Port Ellen that has ever been filled for the public, Diageo informs. Dr. Craig Wilson selected nine from the for it, four American hogsheads and five European .
Producer’s tasting notes for the Port Ellen 40 Years 9 Rogue Casks
Nose: Delicate, grassy/herbal, burnt tangerine skin, very mild smoke at , opens up a little with the addition of , crème caramel/roasted coffee, red fruit compote, ripe peach skin.
Palate: Much more pronounced bonfire smoke, pipe tobacco, leather, wood spice.
Finish: Long, wispy smoke .
This is, by the way, not the first 40-year-old Port Ellen to be presented this year. In February we reported here about the XOP The Black Series Port Ellen 40 Years, which the Douglas Laing released as a bottling.