Port Ellen 35 years 1977 - 2012 The Platinum Selection

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Bottelaar
Distillery / merk
Regio
Inhoudsmaat
0.7 liter
Alcoholpercentage
50.4%
Leeftijd
35 years
Gedistilleerd
08-1977
Gebotteld
11-2012
Vattype
Refill Hogshead
Aantal flessen
199
Marge product
Ja
EAN
5014218788549
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Tasting notes by Serge Valentin (WhiskyFun.com) 87/100

Colour: gold.

Nose: this one's as terpenic, mentholaded, camphory and then kippery as an old peater can be. Also damp earth - well, mud - thuja wood (new Moroccan chessboard straight from the souk ;-)) and a wide assortment of grandma's cough syrups and lozenges. Behind all that, apples, verbena and maybe touches of very old dry white wine. The high menthol, which I love in the nose, can lead to a problem on the palate, we'll see... Too much oak? With water: one word only, yellow chartreuse. All right, and wet wool. And plasticine.

Mouth (neat): oily, the mint and the liquorice are back, but the oak is kept at bay, great news. So it's extractive but in a great way. Granted, there's quite some plasticine as well, putty, paraffin but all that is under control and it then unfolds on the expected tarry and salty liquorice, while always keeping some menthol on the side. Less kippery than others. With water: not quite, this time it's having a little trouble, becoming slightly disjointed and maybe too briny, in a way. More drying oak and tea too. Water brought out much more brine.

Finish: long, salty. Seawater and tea.

Comments: not the sharpest/cleanest, and not the most complex ever either, but this oldie still delivers. Again, careful with water.

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