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%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary 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%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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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.
**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%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary 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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Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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.
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.
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).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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.
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.
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).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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