Port Ellen 37 Year 1978 (2016 Special Release)

Peated Single Malt

Port Ellen // Islay, Scotland

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The Port Ellen distillery met its fate and closed in 1983, an unhappy ending shared with many other distilleries who fell victim to the era's whisky bust. After its closure, leftover stock from the Islay distillery were set aside to quietly rest. Releases are highly sought-after as only a limited number of bottlings ever make it to market. This single malt has been undisturbed since 1978, like Sleeping Beauty awaiting Price Charming to wake her from a long and deep slumber in refill American oak hogsheads and butts. After 37 years, she finally awakens at her cask strength of 55.2% ABV. Part of the 2016 Special Releases from Diageo, only 2,940 bottles were ever produced.

  • age
    37 Year
  • abv
    55.2
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    refill American oak hogsheads and butts