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Port Ellen

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For the past seventeen years Diageo have released an official bottling of Port Ellen as part of their special release series. Now in its 17th edition, it is quite common to see these "Special Releases" at auction, with prices increasing dramatically on Whisky Auctioneer in recent years. 

Perhaps the rarest official release is the Port Ellen Feis Ile 2008. 220 bottles were released for the Islay festival in 2008 at a cost of only £99, which now achieves in the region of £4000 at auction.

Port Ellen Distillery

Port Ellen is the lost jewel of the Islay crown. Closure in 1983 has enabled this distillery to receive a near mythical amount of love and respect. As stocks get thinner on the ground, prices get higher and higher. Originally a malt mill built in 1825, it was later converted to a distillery in 1833. Production flowed until 1929 when it was closed until 1966. It then resumed production until its final closure in 1983.

Port Ellen 21 Year Old Maltings 25th Anniversary

Port Ellen 21 Year Old Maltings 25th Anniversary

A stunning, and particularly rare, Port Ellen released in 1998 to mark the 25th anniversary of Port Ellen Maltings.

This has been widely reviewed and acclaimed, reaching a cracking 94 points on WhiskyFun.com! A Port Ellen for any serious collector.

Bottle number 143. 

Port Ellen 1979 30 Year Old 9th Release

Port Ellen 1979 30 Year Old 9th Release

The ninth of the incredibly popular Port Ellen annual releases. Distilled in 1979 and bottled 30 years later in 2009, bottled at cask strength.

Port Ellen is the lost jewel in the Islay crown. Closure in 1983 has enabled this distillery to receive a near mythical amount of love and respect. As

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Port Ellen 1979 30 Year Old 9th Release

Port Ellen 1978 27 Year Old 6th Release

Port Ellen 1978 27 Year Old 6th Release

The sixth edition of the incredibly popular Port Ellen annual releases. 

Distilled in 1978 and bottled 27 years later in 2006, bottled at cask strength.

Port Ellen is the lost jewel in the Islay crown. Closure in 1983 has enabled this distillery to receive a near mythical amount of love

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