Saturday, December 3, 2011
I am happy to announce the arrival of one of the most sought after lost distilleries in Scotland, Port Ellen. Port Ellen was one of the few precious distilleries on the island of Islay, known for its complex single malts smoked with peat. Port Ellen had its own malt house, which meant it prepared its barley for fermentation by hand. This was an approach that allowed them to control every step of the process, something virtually no other distillery does today. While the distillery closed in 1983 their malting house remains open and services the likes of Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bowmore and Caol Ila. This release represents some of the last stock available from Port Ellen in a beautiful 32 year cask strength non-chill filtered offering. Get it while you can.