Gordon & Macphail Private Collection Port Ellen 1979 40 Year Old Cask No.7236 54.7%
A 40 year old Port Ellen from Gordon & Macphail's Private Collection, distilled in 1979 and aged for four decades in a single refill sherry puncheon.
Distilled in 1979, filled into cask number 7236, a refill sherry puncheon on 13th December 1979, matured for forty years and bottled on 19th December 2019. A release of 407 bottles at a strength of 54.7%.
Gordon & Macphail's tasting notes...
Nose: Rich aromas of sun ripened red apple with delicate sweet spice. Notes of strawberry liquorice with tangy citrus elements give way to subtle smoked kipper notes.
Palate: Intense; mouth-warming crushed black pepper is followed by flavours of baked apple. Traces of fresh orange entwine with mature oak. A slight herbal edge develops.
Finish: Long and sweet on the finish with wisps of peat smoke.