Port Ellen Signatory Vintage 1975

Port Ellen SignatoryWe grabbed the last bottle of this from Royal Mile Whiskies. It’s really hard to find.

Port Ellen distillery closed down in 1983 – never to be opened again. The malting house is still there – these days it’s owned by Diageo. They continue to supply several distilleries on the Isle of Islay.

Port Ellen whiskies are typically very good investments – this one, we suspect, more so than most. It was bottled in 1998, which makes it a 23 year-old. 43%.

Very, very tempted to open this. But it’s going into safe storage.

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