Douglas Laing Port Ellen 26yr 1979 Old Malt Cask Whisky Review

Douglas Laing Port Ellen 26yr 1979 Old Malt Cask

I was given a glass of this phenomenal Port Ellen by my friend Yoji in Japan.

Notes

Eye: Blonde

Nose: Peat with some iodine and smoked meat. Quite earthy with hints of peat and hints of drying clay.

Palate: Lemon explosion. Peat is high for a 26yr old. Heavy wax and oils. Great mouthfeel.

Finish: Long clean lemon malt and peat finish with a heavy ocean influence. Simply, I'm in heaven. Smoked meat notes come back on the outset. Overall the refill butt really didn't impact the whisky much, and the way it did was simply gorgeous.

Details

Distillery: Port Ellen
Age: 26yr's Old
Region: Islay
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Distillation Date: November 1979
Bottling Date: October 2006
Cask: Refill Butt - DL REF: 3048
ABV: 50%
Limited: 1 of 514

Speechless. Yet another fantastic Port Ellen tasted.

Sláinte!