Monday, February 17, 2020


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of its oldest Port Ellen bottling.

XOP The Black Series Port Ellen 40 Year Old (49.6% ABV) is a single cask, single malt whisky, which was distilled in December 1979 and matured in a refill butt.

XOP The Black Series Port Ellen 40 Year Old

Limited to 299 bottles, this latest limited-edition release, is said to deliver notes of peated barley and brown sugar on the nose, followed by notes of fudge, spices and chewed leather, iodine, smoke and leather on the palate.

Commenting on the news, Cara Laing, Director of Whisky, said: “Port Ellen is definitely a firm favourite Distillery for the Douglas Laing family. It was my grandfather’s - our Founder - favourite Whisky and one my dad Fred and I have enjoyed together on many a special occasion over the years. The inimitably elegant, complex and leathery style of this particular dram embodies everything we treasure about Islay’s most celebrated Distillery.”

XOP The Black Series Port Ellen 40 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £3,500.00.

Posted by Steve Rush