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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 1979 32 Year Old 12th Release

Port Ellen 1979 32 Year Old 12th Release

The twelfth edition of the incredibly popular Port Ellen annual releases.  Distilled in 1979 and bottled 32 years later in 2012, 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

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Port Ellen 1978 25 Year Old 4th Release

Port Ellen 1978 25 Year Old 4th Release

The fourth release of the incredibly popular Port Ellen annual releases. Distilled in 1978 and bottled 25 years later in 2004, 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

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Port Ellen 1978 Rare Malt 22 Year Old / 60.50%

Port Ellen 1978 Rare Malt 22 Year Old / 60.50%

The Rare Malt Selection is an historic selection of single malt whiskies from operational and lost distilleries that was released by Diageo between 1995 and 2005.

This Port Ellen was distilled in 1978 and bottled in October 2000. The distillery has become a collector's favourite since

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