We 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.