Lady of the Glen

Secret Islay 14 Years Old

ABV 56.2%
REVIEWED Issue 146
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Brand: Lady of the Glen
Expression: Secret Islay 14 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 14 years old
Year of bottling: 2017
ABV: 56.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Classic fruit cake, but said cake has been stored in a tin of chocolates, taking on toffee, vanilla fudge, caramel and The Purple One. Plenty of toasted nuts, raspberries and some date syrup too.
Palate: A fabulously chewy texture. This is both earthy and fruity, with forest oor and coffee granules mixing with orange and lemon oils, raspberries and dates. Toffee balances the earthiness.
Finish: Chocolate-covered whole hazelnuts and warming paprika.
Comment: A chocolate tin at Christmas... to be enjoyed all year-round.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Parkin cake and crumbly cheddar cheese. The richness tempered with a little fig vinegar. Then toffee, tablet and melting brown sugar. Hints of steamed milk and coffee, some citrus.
Palate: Ah that’s where the peat is hiding. Not huge peat, more leafy mulch and wood shavings on the fire. An old wooden cabinet to it. Melted chocolate and hot milk.
Finish: Quite short leaving those leafy notes and toasted pine nuts.
Comment: Great stuff, water opens out the citrus and ramps up the chocolate edges.
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