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Port Ellen 1982-2013 - 30 Year Old - Hunter Laing - Old & Rare Platinum Selection - Single Cask

LOT ID: 0823-355

End Date : Oct 18 2023 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 26   

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Port Ellen 1982 - 2013. 30 Year Old. Bottled by Hunter Laing for their Old & Rare Platinum Selection. Single Cask. One of 120 bottles from a Refill Butt. 700ml. 54.1%. In wooden presentation box.




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Distillery:  Port Ellen

Distillery Status:  Closed

Bottler: Hunter Laing

Region: Islay

Distilled Year: 1982

Bottling Year: 2013

Age: 30

Bottles Produced: 120

Limited Edition: yes

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 54.1%

One of the great lost distilleries on Islay, Port Ellen was little-known in its lifetime with only a handful of official bottlings produced before the distillery closed in 1983 as part of Diageo forerunner Scottish Malt Distilleries’ swingeing cuts in response to the great whisky lake of the 1970s and 1980s.

Later rediscovered by malt fans thanks to fine independent bottlings from the likes of Gordon & MacPhail, Cadenhead’s and Signatory Vintage, Port Ellen’s reputation mushroomed through the 1990s and 2000s as sensational Rare Malts bottlings were followed by a string of legendary Diageo Special Releases and dozens of superb single cask bottlings from Douglas Laing.

In 2017 the whisky world was stunned when Diageo announced that work was taking place to bring Port Ellen distillery back from the dead - the new Port Ellen distillery is currently scheduled to commence production in 2023.

Hunter Laing was created in 2013 after founder Stewart Laing divided the assets of the Douglas Laing company with his brother Fred Laing Jr.  The new Hunter Laing company received the classic Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare Platinum Selection single malt ranges in the split from Douglas Laing, and Stewart’s sons Andrew and Scott Laing merged their Edition Spirits brand into the new company.

As well as the Old Malt Cask, Old & Rare and First Edition series, Hunter Laing now bottle several new ranges of single malt and grain whisky, including Distiller’s Art, Hepburn’s Choice and the Scarabus brand mystery Islay whisky. In 2017 Hunter Laing began construction of the Ardnahoe distillery on Islay, which produced its first spirit the following year.


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Last Bids £775.00 18th October 2023 19:28