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Port Ellen 1981 - Single Cask 1297 37 Year Old - Casks of Distinction 70cl / 48.9%
12 February 2019
A bottle of Port Ellen 37 Year Old presented in a wooden case. This bottling comes from a single hogshead filled on 15 April 1981, which was selected by Dr Craig A Wilson for bottling on 15 August 2018.
This is bottle number 097 of 174; it was bottled from cask number 1297.
Port Ellen was established as a malt mill in 1825, and later developed into a distillery by John Ramsay. The distillery closed in 1983, though the maltings continue to supply many of Islay's distilleries. Stocks of Port Ellen are still available and the whisky has become highly collectible since the distillery closed, though it is no longer part of Diageo's annual Special Releases. In 2017, Diageo announced that Port Ellen distillery is to be rebuilt in its original buildings, and would reopen in 2020.
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Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.
Base of neck