Yes, this is fine whisky making, with a liquid designed to be drunk.
8 Years Old 200 Years 1816 - 2016
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: An old church hall newly cleaned with lemon scented cleaner, while a peat fire burns in the field behind. Sweet smoke.
Palate: Chamois leather and smoke. Pear drops and poached pear. Think smoked elderflower and you’ll not be far wrong, this is sweet peat in glass.\n
Finish: Sweet, with white flowers and honey, and a big dollop of smoke.\n
Comment: Yes, this is fine whisky making, with a liquid designed to be drunk.
Nose: Pungent and medicinal with sweet barley and acacia honey. Fresh pine needles, white fruit, subtle salt and dusty peat smoke emerges with time.
Palate: Sweet barley, white fruit and creamy/milky oak. Sweet peat, loam and coffee notes. Darkens as the malt arrives and dries as the rock salt notes kick in.
Finish: Long and salty with lingering iodine enhanced, crisp white fruit along with that pine needle freshness. \n
Comment: A lovely Islay. Not overblown peat wise, just very well balanced and seriously salty!
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