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Port Ellen 1981 Gordon and MacPhail

Lot: 239620
Port Ellen 1981 Gordon and MacPhail
Port Ellen 1981 Gordon and MacPhail
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Winning Bid: £633

Port Ellen 1981 Gordon and MacPhail

Distillery:
Port Ellen
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1981
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
40%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Port Ellen 1981 Gordon and MacPhail

Port Ellen is the lost jewel in the Islay crown, closed down by DCL (now Diageo) in 1983 due to an oversupply of peated whisky for blending and a perceived lack of interest in it as a single malt. It has developed a legendary status in the years since. A very rare 12 year old bottled for attendees of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1980 is believed to have been the only distillery bottling produced in its years of operation. Diageo have bottled more since, but it is the independent companies that have given the whisky world the best chance to sample this sought after single malt. 

This is a Gordon & MacPhail bottling, distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2000.

The Connoisseurs Choice label is one of the most recognisable independent bottlings on the market. It was initially created for renowned Italian importer, Edoardo Giaccone in the early 1970s, but became a mainstay of the core Gordon & MacPhail portfolio in 1979.

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Please be advised that the absence of any specific condition reports does not imply that this bottle is in perfect condition. We recommend close inspection of all images prior to placing any bids, and any further information required can be provided upon request.

Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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