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 though, allowing Diageo and independent bottlers to keep releasing bottles from an ever-dwindling stock.
The 14th release of Port Ellen. With dwindling stocks, Diageo releases just a small amount of this precious liquid every year. In 2014 there were just 2,964 bottles released around the world.
Age: 35 years old
Cask Type: Refill American and European casks
56.5% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 2830 / 2964