Brand
Port Ellen
Expression
Pe4
Whisky type
Single Malt
Bottled by
Elements of Islay
Distillery
Port Ellen Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
58.20%

Review by Elements of Islay

Nose

Crushed seashells, sweet flowers, singed lime peel and rich earthy notes jump out of the glass, with darker dried fruit and muddy peat slowly developing.

Palate

The spirit is thick and oily and there’s more smoke than the nose suggests – seaside bonfires and burning autumn leaves are joined by spiced rhubarb, vanilla custard and sweet fruit.

Finish

Sooty and smoky, with lingering spice.

Note

Returning to a more full-bodied style of whisky from this closed distillery, Pe4 was matured in a refill sherry butt. It carefully balances the distillery’s coastal character with elegant cask influence to produce something that takes the best from both worlds.