Islay Mist

8 Years Old Manzanilla La Gitana Cask Finish

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 130
Specifications
Brand: Islay Mist
Expression: 8 Years Old Manzanilla La Gitana Cask Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: A melange of barley and tart citrus with hints of greengage, bog myrtle, and camphor. Some dusty / earthy spice and peat emerge with a hint of grain spirit.
Palate: Full, barley with coffeed wood tannins, and earth. A waft of smoke comes through with hints of tar, iodine and coastal peat. The peat becomes more dominant on the middle.
Finish: Long with the citrus, salt and grain spirit giving it a mouth tingling finish. Lovely, sooty, tarry after-taste.
Comment: That’s how to make a great blend! The Islay component dominates, but you can’t argue with quality.
8.9
Taster   Charles Montanaro
Nose: Pleasurable old oak with a touch of chalkiness. Finishing on sawdust and solvent.
Palate: Watery with faint phenolic qualities, very much insipid in many ways.
Finish: Long lasting, out of place, light smoke with uncharacteristic malty flavours, thin.
Comment: After three tastes of this dram, still consider it peculiar for my taste. Difficult to establish its identity or where it positions itself on the market.
7.2
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