I was given a glass of this phenomenal Port Ellen by my friend Yoji in Japan.
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.
Distillery: Port Ellen
Age: 26yr's Old
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Distillation Date: November 1979
Bottling Date: October 2006
Cask: Refill Butt - DL REF: 3048
Limited: 1 of 514
Speechless. Yet another fantastic Port Ellen tasted.