Port Ellen 1st Annual Release 1979 22 Year Old

Port Ellen 1st Annual Release 1979 22 Year Old
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Winning bid: £1400.00
Lot number: 067-3749

For many THE Islay malt, it has attained near cult status since the distillery was mothballed in 1983.

The stills were shipped abroad in the early 1990s and the distillery was demolished shortly after.

The warehouse is still there, allowing Diageo and independent bottlers to keep releasing bottles from an ever-dwindling stock.

This, the First Annual Release, is the one that started it all.

Distilled: 1979

Bottled: 2001

Age: 22 years old

56.2% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 1939 / 6,000

Please note the damage to front and back label of bottle and front label of carton

Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 67th Auction (October 28 – November 6, 2016)
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