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Islay, Port Ellen by Whisky Doris, 29 Years Old ABV 58.5%

#Islay, #PortEllen by #WhiskyDoris 29 Year Old, Matured in Bourbon Hogshead at Cask 18, ABV 58.5%, Distilled March 1982, Bottled 9 September 2011, 212 Bottles.

(Image Source: @ChrisYeo.Whisky)

(Image Source: @ChrisYeo.Whisky)

(Image Source: @ChrisYeo.Whisky)

(Image Source: @ChrisYeo.Whisky)

This is a very special dram for me, have been contemplating to taste it and always been waiting for the 'right time' I myself don't know when is right time, just felt wasn't ready for this. After some encouragement, decided to go for it.

Nose: A gush of citrus lemon-like nose carrying very very light burnt peat, gentle nice soothing peat, that you'll love nosing it all day on a glencairn, the citrusy smell keeps coming, may carry some port ellen salinity breeze. The citrus mix with peat carries some wet rock or mineral kind of notes.

With 3 drops of water, lemon is further more prominent with some maritime following behind

Palate: Its smoke first for me, then zesty like of fruits, give it unripe oranges, lemon, grapefruit combined with some sweetness, smoke comes in light waves, slight warmness lingering with a tinge of wood bitterness for a moment.

With water this is truly mesmerizing, the smoke and mix with zestyness is quite amazing.

Finish: medium- long, gentle peat smoke, nice subtle lingering smoke.

Score : 92, WB25843

Definitely a beauty for me, my very first Port Ellen, but I do wonder if I'm given blind how would I have updated the notes.

Disclaimer, I do reference some other notes I've searched through to relate as much when I'm tasting it.

Penned by Chris Yeo (Instagram: @ChrisYeo.Whisky)


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