Category Archives: Port Ellen

The Usquebaugh Society’s 24th birthday – part 2

The rest of the birthday party for the Usquebaugh Society continued in much the same way. Epic whiskies were tasted, dumb jokes were being made (something about booze, and 30 good guys in one room), and tasting notes were scribbled … Continue reading

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The Diageo Special Releases

My post is a bit late to the party, but I didn’t get around to it yesterday. In the mysterious of Diageo the list of Special Releases was announced yesterday, but not through their PR company (Cognis PR) or their … Continue reading

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Regional tasting Noord-Holland, by the Usquebaugh Society

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Bottoms Up!

Tonight a couple of friends and I are going to try and get my open-bottle-count down somewhat. Since I’ve been trying to do this on my own last year I found that a) it doesn’t work that well, and b) … Continue reading

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Port Ellen, Pe1, 58.7% – Elements of Islay

While there is no official statement saying which Elements of Islay bottlings is which, this line of bottles from The Whisky Exchange‘s Specialty Drinks Ltd. leaves little to the imagination. The toughest one to guess has been the Pc range … Continue reading

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Port Ellen, 1978-1998, Rare Malts, 60.9%

As a bonus and since you have to go out on a bang Jon also poured me a dram of one of the many Port Ellens that he has in his collection. For some reason he decided to start collecting … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 10, 43%, 1983-1993 – Signatory’s Scottish Wildlife

When I was given this wee sample I was baffled. A friend came up to me at Maltstock and told me to try it. A 10 year old Port Ellen! That’s at least a 20 year old bottle, and then … Continue reading

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