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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Character Goatson
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.
**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.
 
 
  • 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
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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