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Port Ellen Annual Release

Port Ellen Annual Release
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Port Ellen Annual ReleasePort Ellen Annual Release
Winning bid: £820.00
Lot number: 014493

For many THE Islay malt. Has attained near cult status. Port Ellen distillery was mothballed in 1983, then demolished. The warehouse is still there, allowing Diageo to release annual bottlings.No more can be made, so these are incredibly sought after

This, the First Annual Release, is the one that started it all. It is one of only 6000 bottles, number 1539. Distilled in 1979 and bottled in 2001 at 56.2%.

Port Ellen, which was founded in 1825, sadly closed for the final time in 1983. Because of the dwindling stocks, it has been recommended as an investment by Investor's Chronicle.

 

Featured in: The 14th Auction (May 23 – June 3, 2012)
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