PORT ELLEN 1979 RARE OLD GORDON & MACPHAIL
Port Ellen was closed in the slump of 1983, but the whisky made around the 17 or so years between its re-opening and final closure has acquired a reputation as some of the finest to have been made on Islay in that time. There have also been myriad independent bottlings, particularly from Douglas Laing and this one from Gordon and Macphail. Prices for Port Ellen have increased steadily over the last decade as the reputation of the distillery grows and supplies dwindle.
34 years old