Port Ellen 1979 Gordon and MacPhail Rare Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Port Ellen
  • Age NAS
  • Distillation date 1979
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Bottling date 2013
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sherry
  • smoky
  • port
  • rose
  • phenols
  • fragrant
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • sweet

Port Ellen

1979 Gordon and MacPhail Rare Old (0.7l, 46%)

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Character Goatson
Port Ellen is the mythical beauty told by devoted Whisky aficionados, closed down back in 1983. This gorgeous rare old was distilled in 1979 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.

Its specialness has two layers: the distillery that made it is now silent, and the Rare Old range is now discontinued. A truly rare gem.


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Port Ellen
  • Age NAS
  • Distillation date 1979
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Bottling date 2013
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • sherry
  • smoky
  • port
  • rose
  • phenols
  • fragrant
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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