If you were to look at past whisky auctions, like those here on our site, for example, you could be forgiven for thinking Port Ellen Distillery was still active. However, as anyone with a shred of knowledge in active and closed distilleries will tell you, Port Ellen closed in 1983. That hasn’t stopped people wanting a taster of what is arguably considered some of the finest made on Islay during the period of 1967 to 1983. What can we learn from Port Ellen and its subsequent popularity?

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