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The Whisky Show - Port Ellen Special Releases Tasting

  • 29/09/2018
  • £200

Join Georgie Crawford and Colin Dunn for a taste of eight official releases from this cult distillery.


Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DR
12.15 - 13.15


Closed since 1983, the intervening 35 years have seen Port Ellen's reputation grow, and whiskies distilled there now change hands for thousands of pounds. However, earlier this year it was announced that the cult closed distillery would be revived, reopening by 2021.

For this tasting, we'll be joined by former Lagavulin distillery manager Georgie Crawford, who is leading the project to rebuild Port Ellen, and Diageo Whisky Ambassador Colin Dunn for an epic vertical of eight official releases of Port Ellen – from the 9th to the 16th edition.

Launched each year until 2017 as part of the annual Diageo Special Releases, the Port Ellens are the most sought after of the range. At the first Whisky Show in 2009 Colin Dunn led a legendary tasting of the first eight whiskies in the range, and he is returning now, 10 years later, to present the next eight.

*Please note: you must have a valid Whisky Show ticket to attend this masterclass.