Port Ellen 29 Year Old 1978 8th Annual Release
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Port Ellen
  • Age 29 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1978
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 55.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • port
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • rose
  • phenols
  • fragrant
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • fruit

Port Ellen

29 Year Old 1978 8th Annual Release (0.7l, 55.3%)
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There are many distilleries that closed their doors decades ago and started bottling their long forgotten stock. But then there are distilleries that gained a legendary status with just a handful of private or official editions… Port Ellen puts the L in legendary. This Islay distillery and its whirlwind history, now owned by Diageo, gained a cult-like following that is hungrily awaiting every new release.
 
This 29 Year Old Port Ellen expression was distilled in 1978 and is the eighth release by Diageo. A must have!
 
 
 
*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 29 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1978
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 55.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • port
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • rose
  • phenols
  • fragrant
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • fruit
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Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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