Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 52.5%
Score: 93 points

Port Ellen 12th Release (2012). Image courtesy Diageo.This 32-year-old Port Ellen was distilled in 1979 and bottled in 2012, and the nose has a mild peatiness with burning driftwood smoke, brine, ginger, nutmeg, and almonds for a very aromatic and complex aroma. The taste is smoky and spicy with intense pepper, a good peatiness with wood smoke and hints of ginger and brine in the background. The finish is very long with subtle spices and a kiss of wood smoke at first, then turns dry with a hint of fruit. (June, 2013)