Islay blended malt scotch whisky
THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF ISLAY IS PEAT
PEAT is the perfect expression of smoky whisky, with all the full-on coastal character you would expect from an island whisky, as well as balanced sweetness.
On its own or in a cocktail, it is the go-to peaty whisky for all, balancing serious smoky flavour with a sense of fun.
We have used whisky from a handful of distilleries across the island to create an Islay blended malt, taking the distinct character of each and bringing them together, focusing on Islay’s most famous flavour – peat.
Core FlavourFull-on peat, smoke and fruit
Cask detailsEach batch is made of around 60 casks from distilleries in the north and south of Islay
NoseFresh, sprightly barley entwined with peat smoke and bonfire embers. Bracing aromas of salty seaweed and seashells. Plenty of clean fruit – lemon, lime and grapefruit, while hiding underneath are notes of rich earth and liquorice.
PalateWarm and leathery with thick-cut bacon, seashore campfires and roasted fruit: sweet apple and lime with a sprinkle of caster sugar. Layers of smoke and dark-chocolate limes envelope the palate and are intertwined with softer lemon oil and barbecue sauce, with hints of roasted spices and barrel char, complementing the peat and smoke.
FinishSea spray and baked apple fade leaving heavier smoke, truffle salt and sweet spice.
This is some mega-smoky, almost pleasantly brutal peated whisky. 89 points
Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com