Distilled in September 1978 then bottled in November 2008 at natural cask strength, this 30-year-old single cask expression from silent Port Ellen Distillery was bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Old & Rare selection. Each bottle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and each is individually numbered (130). Limited to 423 bottles.
Opens fresh and surprisingly sweet on the nose carrying a fruity – peaty- style plus toffee. Now it’s Islay character becomes even more apparent on the palate with ashes and bandages, yet still sweetly spiced. The finish is long, briny and lightly smoked with a lingering camphor quality.