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.
This Port Ellen 1981 - Single Cask 1297 sold at our online auction for £5,500