Dram Review: The Nectar of the Daily Drams Port Ellen 27 Years Old

[53.0%・27 Years Old・Distilled in 1982・Bottled in 2010・The Nectar of the Daily Drams Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

The faintest hint of cowshed farm-y note on the nose which is subsequently taken over by a bouquet of stone fruits, white peaches and Chinese style preserved fruit peels.  A fatty peaty foundation with hints of seaweed and cream cheese for some reasons.

Palate & Finish:

What a vibrant, juicy drop!  Cotton candy, fairy floss and marmalade, the succulent jammy note proves to be most expressive, followed by considered layerings of peat, jasmine and oak.  The addition of simple syrup with some floral infusion elevates the dram considerably.

A sweet, refined finish, scattered sugary powder with some minerals leading to dry, crisp malt that’s treated with a fine smoke..

Thoughts:

Such a beautiful, playful Port Ellen, the fragrant sweetness adds to the tasty fun that is this dram!

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas

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