Port Ellen 14th Annual Release 1978 35 Year Old

Port Ellen 14th Annual Release 1978 35 Year Old
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Port Ellen 14th Annual Release 1978 35 Year OldPort Ellen 14th Annual Release 1978 35 Year OldPort Ellen 14th Annual Release 1978 35 Year Old
Winning bid: £1500.00
Lot number: 073-5870

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.

Distilled: 1978

Bottled: 2014

Age: 35 years old

Cask Type: Refill American and European casks

56.5% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 2770 / 2964

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 73rd Auction (April 28 – May 7, 2017)
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