whiskyrific

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

Port Ellen 1969 Gordon & MacPhail for Donini 63.1%

Port Ellen 1969 Gordon & MacPhail for Donini 63.1%

Unequivocally superb. A massive Port Ellen of monumental power, no matter how you define the word.  I recall this was my favourite in a head to head between this, the Celtic labels 64.7% and 62.2%, and I am now reminded why. The coal is raw and tectonic, and gushing with hot tar, and sludgy black oils. Prepare to be buffeted by impenetrable black smoke rising from a burning mountain of organic material, fresh as well as composted. It is a rare whisky that combines volcanic power and electric directness, and yet brings it all home with the breadth of these grizzly dirty oily peat and earth notes, a monochrome rainbow of greys and blacks. Can the salt flats burn? if they could add half the gentian of Switzerland, and myrtle forests, and we might end up with something close, interwoven with dried lemon slices (burnt), aromatic resinous sap, a menthol and clove balm, hot and raw, on a bed of white ash. Indisputable top tier Port Ellen. 95 pts

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on July 1, 2020 by in Port Ellen and tagged .
Follow whiskyrific on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 35 other followers

Whisky Advocate

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

WHISKY REVIEWS

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog

A Whisky-Lover's Whisky Blog

Dramming

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

Whisky Science

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

TheMaltedMilk

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

映画 一気見

So much whisky, so little time | Singapore | Tasting Notes

%d bloggers like this: