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Port Ellen 26 years 1982 Signatory Vintage Collectors Edition 2nd Release Cask n°1135 - One of 318 - bottled 2008 LMDW Cask Strength Collection

  • 51.20% |
  • 0.70L

A single cask Port Ellen (#1135) distilled in 1982 and bottled at cask strength in 2008 by Signatory Vintage, matured in a hogshead. Signatory Vintage was founded in 1988 by Andrew Symington, who previously worked at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, where he would select casks specially for the hotel.…More info

  • Distillery: Port Ellen
  • Appellation: Whisky, Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Scotland, Scotland, Islay
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Remark: Bottle n°67

Lot presentation
Port Ellen 26 years 1982 Signatory Vintage Collectors Edition 2nd Release Cask n°1135 - One of 318 - bottled 2008 LMDW Cask Strength Collection

Cuvée presentation

A single cask Port Ellen (#1135) distilled in 1982 and bottled at cask strength in 2008 by Signatory Vintage, matured in a hogshead. Signatory Vintage was founded in 1988 by Andrew Symington, who previously worked at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, where he would select casks specially for the hotel. In 2002, he bought the Edradour distillery in Pitlochry, in the Highlands of Scotland and moved Signatory Vintage vintage to the site, including the warehouses opposite the distillery. A limited edition of 318 bottles for La Maison du Whisky.

The distillery Port Ellen

Scotland, Isle of Islay. Distillery operational. Owner: Diageo

Single-handedly kept afloat by the leading players in the independent bottlers market until the early 21st century, Port Ellen owes its salvation to the growing fervour of fans of peated whiskies. Like many distilleries a victim of the 1980s recession, Port Ellen closed in May 1983, never to distil again. It was in 1998, 15 years after its closure, that its owners bottled two limited versions, one celebrating the 25th anniversary of the eponymous maltings, and the other for the Rare Malts Selection. It would then not be until the turn of the millennium that Port Ellen would be awarded a finally crafted regular bottling, focusing on the years of production 1978 and 1979.Paradoxically, the youngest versions are the hardest to find, such as the Signatory Vintage Black Ceramic 10 Year Old and 13 Year Old. Although most were bottled at 40-43%, they still offer the chance to experience the spirit's profile without the wood having too much influence. In any case, the oldest vintage still available today from a handful of collectors is a Port Ellen distilled in 1967 or 1968 (the distillery was mothballed from 1929 to 1 April 1968), aged 12 years old and produced to mark the Queen's visit to the distillery on 9 August 1980.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Port Ellen
  • Vintage: 1982
  • Bottler: Signatory Vintage
  • Age: 26 years
  • Appellation: Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Scotland, Scotland, Islay
  • Alcohol percentage: 51.20 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance
  • Case: Yes
  • Remark: Bottle n°67
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Port Ellen 26 years 1982 Signatory Vintage Collectors Edition 2nd Release Cask n°1135 - One of 318 - bottled 2008 LMDW Cask Strength Collection
Port Ellen 26 years 1982 Signatory Vintage Collectors Edition 2nd Release Cask n°1135 - One of 318 - bottled 2008 LMDW Cask Strength Collection

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Port Ellen 26 years 1982 Signatory Vintage Collectors Edition 2nd Release Cask n°1135 - One of 318 - bottled 2008 LMDW Cask Strength Collection

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format