Islay Mist

17 Year Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 185
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Brand: Macduff
Expression: 17 Year Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Buttery toasted white bread, then green apple skin, sweet cream, and a herbal note beginning to cut through the caramel syrup.
Palate: All about the sweet spice here, with sticky ginger loaf, cut through by a dark berry compote and a chocolate mousse-like note.
Finish: More of the dark berry compote, supported by lingering ginger spice.
Comment: There are a whole lot of rich flavours to work through here, but they do seem to have a balancing counterpart in there with them.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Clay, pencil shavings, eucalyptus, liquorice, leaf mulch, instant coffee, and treacle. Subtle coal smoke. A touch earthy.
Palate: Very light. Lots of coffee liqueur and prominent tobacco smoke, Scottish tablet and gingerbread. Millionaire shortbread.
Finish: Medium-long, on those sweet caramel and tobacco smoke notes.
Comment: Wonderful old-school flavours. Something to point people to when they don’t believe blends can bring the quality.
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