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.
A special release for the Royal Marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on the 29th April 2011. This Port Ellen was taken from cask number 2290, which was laid down in 1982 (the birth year of the happy couple) and bottled for The Whisky Exchange.
Cask number: 2290
53.0% ABV / 70cl