Islay 7 Years Old

ABV 48.2%
REVIEWED Issue 179
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Brand: GreatDrams Ventures Limited
Expression: Islay 7 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 7 years old
ABV: 48.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Pork skewers cooked over a campfire, sweet pineapple chunks, newly laid turf, waxy almond oil and pencil eraser.
Palate: Earthy and smoked, almost leaning towards charcoal, pencil shavings and fennel. Peaches in syrup and a lot of clove spice and rich fruitcake notes.
Finish: Medium to long with lingering barbequed pork and smoked peat notes too.
Comment: A lot of complexity and delicacy in places – it’s hot and smoky.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Lots of pear drop, elderflower, Pink Lady apple and gentle woodsmoke. Delicate lemon and lime and a whiff of eucalyptus.
Palate: Light bodied and rather delicate. White grape up front, with a little peppermint and applewood-smoked Wensleydale with apricot pieces. Iced sweet vanilla bun. A little chalky toward the end.
Finish: Medium-short. The vanilla icing lingers on, as does that unusual, but pleasant, hint of chalk.
Comment: Easy going. One to convert those usually averse to peat.
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