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Auction: SFW50 - Spink x Cask 88-Fine Wine & Whisky Auction
Lot: 306

Port Ellen Maltings 25th Anniversary-1973-21 year old
Bottled 1998 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Port Ellen Maltings.
Bottle number 43. Rear label printed with the names of the staff in 1998. Level: very high shoulder.
"No need to say this is a legendary bottling!...Nose: wild, very wild, starting on an unusual way, very much on smoked ham and bacon but evolving very quickly towards more typical notes of tar and new tyres. Notes of hot butter, nougat, peated malt... Gets then very flinty, mineral, chalky, lemony... And then quite animal, almost like with some old sherry monsters (but no traces of sherry here). Also raw wool, hare belly, porridge...Great things! The lemony notes get rounder and probably more approachable, then there are Turkish delights, faint hints of bubblegum (very funny here), strawberry sweets (it's probably the first time I get notes of strawberries in Port Ellen), hints of antiseptic, smoked tea... And lots of micro-things that we won't bother to list here. Superb." (5 Stars-Whiskyfun)
70cl Single Malt., 58.4% volume.
1 bottle


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