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.
The ninth release was distilled in 1979, and bottled at 30 years old. 70 cl and bottled at 57.7%. Bottle no. 4367.