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.
Ninth annual release from Port Ellen. A limited edition, distilled in 1979 and bottled in 2009 at 70cl and 57.5%ABV. Bottle number 4397 of only 5916. In original and red velvet lined box.