Posts Tagged “Port Ellen”

Celebrating 300 Posts in Style: 1978 Port Ellen

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Celebrating 300 Posts in Style: 1978 Port Ellen

WOW, this 300th post kind of sneaked up on me. In my mind, I was somewhere past 200 posts in this blog, sharing the more interesting parts of my whisky journey. But the 200th post was published on February 14th, 2015 (we tasted the Aultmore 21), and here we are at another milestone. Again, let me…

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Last of the Special New Year Weekend Drams – Port Ellen 27 by Golden Cask and a Cross Review

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Last of the Special New Year Weekend Drams – Port Ellen 27 by Golden Cask and a Cross Review

This post is a special one, as the Whisky Gospel Blog and Malt and Oak are combining for a cross blog review today.   What is a cross blog review? Well, we got together to taste this bottle (well, 50 ml. miniature bottle) of Port Ellen 27, and we’re both publishing our reviews on the…

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Port Ellen 25 from the Old Malt Cask – Starting 2015 With a Bang

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Port Ellen 25 from the Old Malt Cask – Starting 2015 With a Bang

Keeping in line with the Broras from the first two days of the year, we now turn to the first of two Port Ellen whiskys, a 25 year old today and a 27 year old in the next post. Another casualty of United Distillers (Diageo’s) 1983 mass closing of distilleries, Port Ellen remained obscure until 1998,…

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Big Peat: Tasting Notes for a Blended Malt that is a Brand

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Big Peat: Tasting Notes for a Blended Malt that is a Brand

Despite it being 24°C in Tel Aviv, and winter seeming to be worlds away, it’s deep winter in most of the Northern hemisphere and everybody is gearing up for Christmas (or Hanukkah). Nothing spells winter more than a nice peated whisky, and so we check out the most recent addition to Israel’s whisky scene, Big Peat…

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The Port Ellen Phenomenon and a Tasting of the 26 Years Old Malt Cask

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The Port Ellen Phenomenon and a Tasting of the 26 Years Old Malt Cask

The Port Ellen distillery needs no introductions. This distillery was mothballed in the 1983 wave of distillery closing by the company now known as Diageo, in response to a serious decline in demand for whisky world over. As the whisky produced at Port Ellen was never sold as a single malt, and was only used for…

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part Two

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part Two

In part one, I recapped my my visit to Berlin in terms of the best places for tasting whisky in the city. In this part, I’ll share my impressions from some of the stores specializing whiskey in Berlin. During my extended weekend in Berlin I visited four whisky shops which can be classified as the…

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part One

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part One

You’ve heard a lot about Berlin as Europe’s culture capital, the city revived by the wall coming down. Berlin also happens to be one of the most popular vacation destinations for Israelis, and I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and come to Berlin for an extended weekend. Not being the clubbing type, my days…

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