Saturday, 7 February 2009


.... CLOSED 1983
... now legendary Islay Malt, remaining as a bulk Malting Factory, but no whisky !
Rarely does a Malt stir up such passions with whisky-buffs as does this one.
The only reason that this malt is quite so good now is due to the length of time in wood!, mainly re-fill bourbon, which was cheapest for the producers.
And quality can still vary, a lot.
But Port Ellen remains a good example of the stubborn insensitivity of those who manage the Whisky Industry.
Cut costs first, ...... customers take it or leave it!!!
Great business model.
Mossy-peat, phenolic-peat, grassy-barley, nippy citrus and a lingering bite!

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