Isle of Skye

21 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 127
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Brand: Isle of Skye
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 127
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Gritty wood spices and no shortage of tannins, malt, barley and balancing creamy oak. The aromas are showing some maturity with an almost Armagnac-esque character and with time some lovely, dusty coffee notes.
Palate: A lovely melange of juicy barley, honey and light oxidation notes. Again the oak is mature and dusty with a touch of coffee and herbs. Seriously deep with a developing minerality.
Finish: Long and very stony with lingering herbal notes.
Comment: A beautiful, mature whisky.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Do we have a time traveller in our midst? This reminds me of old White Horse from the early 80s; slightly bitter caramel, but tempered with a lovely waft of floral smoke and vanilla custard tarts with nutmeg.
Palate: Another nutty one: hazelnuts, some salted peanut notes, cream soda, caramel and fresh butter.
Finish: A little short, but sweet nonetheless.
Comment: Someone’s been behind the wheel of the Delorean here. Either that or they have put something very interesting together.
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