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G&M Port Ellen 1980 46% 700ml

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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old, Port Ellen 1980 46%, 700ml

BOTTLED: Bottled 13th November 2015

COLOUR: Dark Gold

BODY: Medium

FINISH: Medium in length, drying, and with plenty of peat smoke influences

CASK: Refill American hogshead

STYLE: Traditional Islay malt to be savoured


AROMA without water
Vanilla ice cream, ripe pear, and cinnamon aromas mingle with dried tobacco and charred oak.

TASTE without water
Ground white pepper leads to sweet red berries, dried mango, and kiwi flavours. A rich smoky edge is present giving way to a subtle aniseed edge.

AROMA with water
The nose develops floral elements with hints of lavender and violet. Green apple, tangerine, and red grape are complemented by green tea aromas.

TASTE with water
Sweet initially with candied fruits giving way to a touch of liquorice and salt. Peat smoke lingers.

Region: Islay

Status: Closed

Owner: Diageo

Founded: 1825

Location: Port Ellen

Water Source: Leorin Lochs

Port Ellen is one of the three main villages on Islay and one of the two ferry terminals on the island.

The distillery was expanded in the 1960s and temporarily closed in 1983. Its white painted buildings form a 'street' close to the seashore.

Only peat which was dug in the district was used in the drying and the water was taken from two lochs in the nearby hills, the principal one used for distilling purposes being noted locally for its purity.

Next to the distillery is a modern Maltings, providing malted barley for many of the islands distilleries.

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