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Port Ellen 1978 39 Year Old 50.9% 70cl

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Port Ellen 1978 39 Year Old

Following on from seventeen annual releases, Port Ellen's owner Diageo have now inducted this iconic closed distillery into a new series called The Untold Stories.

The series will tell the lesser known stories of the distillery's history and its contributions to whisky making.

The first edition is named 'The Spirit Safe' and acknowledges Port Ellen's significant role in developing the spirit safe in the years after the Excise Act of 1823. James Fox is said to have developed early spirit safe ideas at Port Ellen and the distillery would be the first in Scotland to use such a device.

The whisky is from a small number of casks filled in 1978 and matured for 39 years before bottling in 2018. The bottle is encased in an impressive wooden box that requires two keys to unlock it, echoing the two keys of the spirits safe held by the distiller and exciseman.

Only 1,500 bottles exist of this exceptional rare Islay whisky.

NamePort Ellen 1978 39 Year Old
ProducerPort Ellen Distillery
Age39 Year Old
Alc Vol50.9%
Listed InScotch Whisky Islay Whisky Single Malt Whisky Port Ellen Whisky Closed Distilleries
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