Port Ellen 1979 5th Release
Winning bid: £620.00
Lot number: 281142
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 5th release was distilled 1979, and bottled at 25 years old. Bottle 3339 of 5280. Bottled 2005 at at 57.4%ABV / 70cl.
Slight damage to the front label on the bottle.
Featured in: The 28th Auction (July 26 – August 4, 2013)