MINTY MUESLI – Score: 7.5/10
My initial encounter with Port Ellen was not one of the finest tasting experiences of my life, especially considering the price paid for this bottle.
Consequently, the prospect of attempting a new tasting left me apprehensive, particularly with a bottling from Signatory Vintage, where both the best and the worst can occur from such a prolific dealer.
Nevertheless, I embark on the discovery of this Port Ellen 1979, a blend of three new European oak casks.
In these types of casks, the barley reveals itself in all its splendor, accompanied by notes of dried fruits – in this case, fresh walnuts – imparting a muesli flavor to our libation. The mint enhances the freshness of the whisky, counterbalanced by a restrained peat typical of the region.
A more enjoyable tasting than the first, although it ultimately remains quite conventional.