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- Country: Scotland
- Region: Islay
- Distillery status: Demolished
- Type: Single Malt Whisky
- Age: 23
- Bottles Produced: 218
- Size: 70cl
- Delivery weight: 2.00kg
- Strength: 55.4%
About the distillery
The Port Ellen distillery is located in Port Ellen on the isle of Islay, Scotland.
Port Ellen was established as a malt mill in 1825, and then developed as a distillery under John Ramsay from 1833 to 1892. The warehouses he built still exist and are now listed buildings. The distillery was acquired by the Distillers Company Limited in 1925, was closed in 1930 and rebuilt in 1966/1967. It continued in production throughout the 1970s and was closed in 1983,although supplies of its single malt whisky are still available. The distillery houses a malting which continues to supply all Islay distilleries, as per an agreement signed in 1987. The dwindling stocks of Port Ellen whisky are now owned by Diageo; due to the closing of the distillery, its whisky is because of its quality a collectors item.
A 1978 vintage from Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Signatory. Distilled on 7th September 1978, it was aged for 23 years before being bottled in 2002.
This is bottle number 39 of 218.
Comes in a presentation box.
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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 leakage in transit.
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