The bottling marks the first release in the new Port Ellen Untold Stories Series, which will feature some of the last remaining stocks from the distillery, which closed in 1983. Future releases as part of the series will follow, designed to explore the “innovative and trailblazing background” behind Port Ellen distillery. The whisky, titled Port Ellen: Untold Stories The Spirit Safe, has been matured in a mix of ex-Bourbon and ex-European Sherry refill casks. Bottled at 50.9% abv, the whisky is said to have aromas of soft peat smoke, sultanas, melon and lime, leading to flavours of mint, smoke, white chocolate and fruit salad on the palate. The finish is described as spicy, focused and balanced.