Port Ellen (Closed) / Douglas Laing

Port Ellen 31 Year Old, Old Particular (Douglas Laing) Review

Port Ellen 31 Year Old This Port Ellen 31 Year Old, Old Particular was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.

OH MY GOD I've died and went to Heaven as this was the first of 2 different Port Ellen whiskies that we tried, this one from a refill ex bourbon hoggie.

These have pretty much all been snapped up by collectors and those who know a good dram when they see one, and this is a damn good dram, if you see it, buy it, and then drink it, it's sublime.

Thanks again to Douglas Laing for having us over at their HQ and to Jan (@whiskyjan) for taking us through the whiskies.

Tasting Notes & Details


the first notes that tickle the nose are smoky, but it's more an ashy note from a good cigar than a poor cigarette, then it becomes quite sweet with almost a tar like quality and mixing with some treacle is a chalky note that i always seem to get with Port Ellen that reminds me of Edinburgh Rock


So easy to drink, very dangerous really considering the price per bottle, and sweet with gentle smoke mixing with treacle scones and edinburgh rock


mouth watering, makes you want to drink more of it.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Port Ellen 31 Year Old, Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Age: 31
ABV: 51.50
Distiller: Port Ellen (Closed)
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 13/10/2014 by Tom

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