Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5

Winning Bid: £8,000.00
Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5
Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5
Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5
Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5
Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5
Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5
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Lot 138851
Distillery:
Port Ellen
Age:
37 Year Old
Vintage:
1981
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
48.9%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Port Ellen 1981 Casks of Distinction 37 Year Old #1297 / Bottle No.5

Filled into single hogshead #1297 on the 15 April 1981, and then matured for over 37 years. 

One of the oldest bottles of Port Ellen ever released, this is an incredible 37 year old expression and one of only 174 produced.  A rare offering that becomes rarer still when you consider the increasing scarcity of Port Ellen stocks since the distillery closed in 1983. 

The whisky, bottled at 48.9% ABV, has been drawn from single cask #1297, which is part of Diageo's Casks of Distinction programme. Casks of Distinction is the private sale of individual casks of rare and exceptional Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Diageo’s extensive stocks in Scotland. Hand selected by a team of whisky experts under guidance from Master Blender Dr. Craig Wilson, each cask is entirely unique and incredibly rare. Each Cask of Distinction is chosen on the basis of their quality, representing the most exceptional and singular expression of the distillery’s character.

With the announcement of plans to reopen the legendary lost distillery there is hope that in years to come we will once again see outstanding whisky produced at Port Ellen. Until then it is safe to assume that this exceptional 37 Year Old is amongst the last of its kind.

 

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