Whisky Port Ellen "Connoisseur's Choice" 1982, 700 ml
Color light golden whiskey.
The taste of whiskey with notes of damp wood, ash, salt and spices.
The aroma of whiskey felt shades of dried corn, peat and citrus fruits.
Whiskey good use as a standalone drink with a cigar.
Port Ellen plant was built in 1825 by Alexander McKay, with the support of Walter Campbell. Things do not go, and then the "helm" stands John Ramsay. This talented man famous in many fields: he was a pioneer in the export of Scotch whiskey in the United States, was chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Glasgow, has twice been a deputy from the Liberal Party. He made a great contribution to the development of continuous distillation process and obtained from the government of tax exemption on the whiskey during its maturation warehouses. Ramsay has done much to improve farming and viticulture on the island of Islay. After his death, the estate passed to his son, but due to the restrictions on the production of whiskey and the introduction of Prohibition in the United States, the plant was closed. Port Ellen was bought by Distillers Company Limited, restored and reopened in 1967. Decline in consumption of whiskey in the '80s led to the re-closure of the plant Port Ellen in 1983. Industrial buildings were demolished to make way for new construction. Preserved only malthouse, which are still in operation and deliver malt distilleries on the island of Islay all, Mull, Jura and a number of Japanese distilleries. Now all bottling whiskey Port Ellen - memorable.
Whisky Port Ellen 1982 is available under the label Connoisseur's Choice, which is well known among connoisseurs of whiskey. Under this label, single malt whiskey produced, manufactured at the little-known distilleries, facing the threat of closure and disappearance. From 1980 to 1995, in Scotland was closed 29 distilleries, some of which are entirely ceased to exist, as some only temporarily suspended their work. The reasons for closing are different, but it would be a pity if the whiskey produced in these distilleries, was lost forever. Each of these hard liquor has its own unique properties that could never be obtained with production at any other distillery. It is for this reason, Gordon and McPhail for many years bought up in bulk malt from little-known distilleries, thus saving them from closing. All made of whiskey and thus began to be issued under the label Connoisseur's Choice.