Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1982 Signatory 30th at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News


Port Ellen
35 Year Old 1982
Signatory 30th


Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1982 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #2040 bottled June 2018 for the Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary series. 567 bottles.

Port Ellen Distillery was established by Alexander K. Mackay on the southern coast of the Isle of Islay at Port Ellen in 1825. Port Ellen was a malt whisky distillery but closed in 1983 and whilst some of the distillery buildings remain Port Ellen drum maltings occupy part of the site. During the winter of 1823-24 James Fox tested his newly designed spirit safe at Port Ellen Distillery prior to its introduction in all Scottish licenced distilleries by 1825 in order to comply with enactment of the Excise Act of 1823. Thus Port Ellen Distillery was the first Scottish distillery to install a spirit safe and James Fox was paid £428 for his work. Official bottlings of Port Ellen single malt whisky include the Port Ellen Annual Release and independent release from Hunter Laing & Co. are highly prized.

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