ABV 59.4%
REVIEWED Issue 174
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Expression: 11.1
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 59.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: A touch medicinal, first TCP then rubber soles. Rich blackcurrant preserves, vanilla and cinnamon warmth, fresh pear and candied peel, then floral waxiness.
Palate: Unexpectedly sweet before the wood smoke takes over, paired with cinnamon spice and more of the rubber soles. Floral waxiness becomes old leather and pine with a light orange zing.
Finish: Light wood smoke and pine on a medium-length finish.
Comment: It takes you on a smooth journey through Islay, with just enough complexity to keep it interesting.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Pear drop and coal smoke. Slightly ashy, with Greek yoghurt and stewed crab apple. Gooseberry preserve and shortbread.
Palate: Plenty more cloudy apple juice and pear drop, with wood smoke and delicate medicinal notes. There’s a pleasant vanilla cream element with sweet malty notes and some sponge cake.
Finish: Medium length. A little hot, but with a solid smoked vanilla character to it.
Comment: A solid, spirit-forward whisky. What it lacks in complexity it makes up for in all-round quality.
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