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Port Ellen 40yo 1979 Xtra Old Particular Black Series (Douglas Laing Bottling) 1979


The now mothballed Port Ellen distillery took its name from the Islay port less than a mile away. Originally established as a malt mill in 1825, the property became a distillery in 1833 but it closed down in 1983 (having seen many different owners and changes of fortune inbetween). Today, as a result of it having closed, Port Ellen bottles are highly sought after.

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Category Vint. Name Size Qty Units Price
Whisky1979Port Ellen 40yo 1979 Xtra Old Particular Black Series (Douglas Laing Bottling)

49.6%, Douglas Laing Bottling (XOP Range - The Black Series)

Only available Duty Paid

70/1222,400.00bt3428.5714285714Port Ellen 40yo 1979 XOP Black Series (Douglas Laing)0.7

Spirits are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

Refill Sherry Butt - Natural Cask Strength (49.6%). No colouring or chill-filtration. Distilled December 1979, bottled January 2020. 299 bottles produced.

Only 299 bottles of this 40-year-old were produced, having been distilled in 1979 at the now-closed Port Ellen distillery. Bottled in 2020, this fabulous whisky was matured in a refill sherry butt.

Producer's Note, March 2021
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