Annandale Distillery. Established in 1836 and closing in 1918, this lowland distillery reopened it's doors and sprung back into action in 2014 producing scotch whisky after a 90 year break. Traditional chimney stack and pagoda roof, tie in the history of the buildings with the impressive, modern redevelopment. The Washbacks and Stills share an open plan room. Clean, crisp and bright room is in contrast to many darker, dustier and settled distillery counterparts. The Mash Tun. Where the grain and the water meet and mingle. This is where heating this mixture produces the sugars from the broken down barley grain's starch. From 'porridge' to a hot sugary liquid called Wort, this is drained and collected where it then moves to the wash-backs for fermentation. #scotch #whisky #lowland #whiskey #lostdistillery #founddistillery #annandale #distillerytour RT @isleofislay: The Islay Daily Newspaper is out! https://t.co/aStAyOvbdW #islay #news Stories via @ScotsMagazine @WhiskyBarrel @Netweather

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35 Year Old 1979 Director's Cut
35 Year Old 1979 Director's Cut
ABV: 51.1%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Douglas Laing & Co.
Vintage: 1979
Age: 35 Year Old
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35 Year Old 1979 Director's Cut Whiskey

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1979 Vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #10355 expression of the lost Scottish distillery bottled June 2014 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Director's Cut series. 162 bottles.

NOSE: FDL’s favourite! Elegant, sweet earthiness with seaweed, boat oil & an Atlantic sea-salt tang.

PALATE: Wonderfully balanced with peat smoke, a citrus ‘zing’, barley & a milkly hot chocolate depth.

FINISH: Long with a distinct sweet-smoke character, rock salt + a mushroom earthiness.

Port Ellen

Port Ellen Distillery was established by Alexander K. Mackay on the southern coast of the Isle of Islay at Port Ellen in 1825. Port Ellen was a malt whisky distillery but closed in 1983 and whilst the distillery buildings remain Port Ellen drum maltings occupy part of the site and participates in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Most recent official bottling of Port Ellen single malt whisky was the Port Ellen 11thRelease. During the winter of 1823-24 James Fox tested his newly designed spirit safe at Port Ellen Distillery prior to its introduction in all Scottish licenced distilleries by 1825 in order to comply with enactment of the Excise Act of 1823. Thus Port Ellen Distillery was the first Scottish distillery to install a spirit safe and James Fox was paid £428 for his work. 

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