Port Ellen 40 year old
scotch whisky

Port Ellen, 40 Year Old, Casks Of Distinction

RRP £23,500 Est

Forty-year-old Port Ellen is a rarity, and although a legendary whisky, not all bottles are as good as the expectations of tasting them. This, however, was very good. It was bottled by proprietor Diageo for a private client under the Casks of Distinction programme. This had sweet smoke and iodine, a metallic top note and hints of salinity, with toasted turnips on the back palate. It is complex, with fresh green apples keeping the whisky fruity as the salty flavours build across the palate.

Spirit Details

Master Category

Whisky - Scotland





Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Old and Rare Whisky Show



Tasted by

Colin Hampden-White, Charles MacLean, Lora Hemy

Have you joined The Collection yet?

Get access to all our back issues via our free digital archive – and enjoy the best rate on a magazine subscription