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 Port Ellen was bottled by Ian MacLeod's Distillers Ltd. for their Chieftain's range.
Distilled: May 1982
Bottled: September 2008
Age: 26 years old
Cask Type: Hogshead
Cask Number: 1515
57.6% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 222 bottles released
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