Tag Archives: Port Ellen

 

Royal Wedding Whisky: A Guide

So, unless you’re one of those lucky people who live in a cave or on top of a pillar of stone without access to a decent Wi-Fi signal, it’s unlikely to have escaped your attention that in a month or so’s time the … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2010

Ah, autumn. The turning of the leaves.  The smell of wet earth.  The first frost, and being able to see your breath in the mornings.  Treading in dogshit on the way home because it’s dark after 5pm and no-one’s cleared … Continue reading >>

One for the Road: Port Ellen Signatory Tasting Notes

It’s getting late on Friday, and suddenly three more samples are sitting on my desk.  Nothing new there, but these are from Signatory – I think this is the first time I’ve seen a sample from them. My main feelings for Signatory … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2009 – The Verdict

Okay, so last night I was lucky enough to attend the press tasting of this year’s special Release from Diageo, the details of all of which are in my last post.  It was a fairly merry affair, although I wasn’t socialising … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2009 Announced

Just received the following stuff on the Diageo Special Releases for this year, so thought I’d better share.  I’m going to a tasting of these tomorrow night, so will post my own impressions later in the week. The full line-up has … Continue reading >>

Islay Festival Day Six: Bowmore & Port Ellen

Jeepers, these tastings just keep getting earlier and earlier!  The alarm goes off at 7.30 and we’re blearily making tea and filling bowls of sugar puffs before leaving at 8.45 to our first tasting at Bowmore. Last year’s festival bottling … Continue reading >>

Tasting: Old Bothwell Port Ellen 1982 Cask 2729

You never know what you’re going to get with Port Ellen - it’s remarkable how many different styles of malt the distillery was capable of.  I’ve tried long-aged austere, lemony beauties; young bourbon casks with enough delicate complexity to make you weep for … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases are here!

Yes, the wait is over and this year’s Diageo Special Releases are finally here.  You’ll probably need to get in quick if you want one of the Port Ellen Eighth Releases and the Brora 25yo will be very popular too.  … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2008 Pt.2

Okay, so here’s the rest of the info on this year’s Diageo Special Releases, which should be here in a week or two.  As before, the text below is all from the Diageo marketing department – except for my sniping, which … Continue reading >>