Port Ellen

Port Ellen Distillery closed in 1983, making any whisky remaining from the distillery incredibly rare and sought-after.

Port Ellen Distillery History

Port Ellen distillery is located in Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay, Scotland.  It was established in 1825 by A K Mackay and then taken over by John Ramsay in 1836. It then became the first distillery to export its single malts to the United States.  Port Ellen Distillery was closed in 1983 and unfortunately there is no talk about it reopening despite the growing demand for the Islay Whisky.  It continues to supply malt to most of the Islay Distilleries including Isle of Jura.


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Malt of the Month Highland Laird Isle of Jura

Malt Of The Month

Bartels Whisky have bottled a single cask of 27 Year old Isle of Jura and it is stunning.  Floral flavours are very prominent overall with some beautiful deep woody impressions and a finish which definitely leaves you wanting more.  Click here to fins out more and read the full tasting notes. 


70cl bottle - 52.4%vol