Islay 10 year old single malt scotch whisky

Islay Malt 10 year old single cask whisky

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KEY FACTS ABOUT THIS WHISKY

Distillery: undisclosed

Region: Islay, Scotland

Age: 10 years old

ABV: cask strength of 58.2%

Cask type: ex-red wine barrique

Bottle outturn: 306

 

WHISKY TASTING NOTES

Nose: Sweet aromas on the nose with a hint of peat and some savoury notes. Intriguing elements of juniper, red berries and cherries.

Palate: Golden syrup and barley sugar, with just the right amount of smoky sweetness throughout to make this a gentle, balanced and delicate whisky.

Finish: Long and rich subtlety, with some spice that was hidden initially. Honeycomb and soft oak. It comes a long way from the initially light aromas.

 

BACKGROUND TO THIS ISLAY MALT

Every once and a while we come across a whisky that we’ve got to share with the world, but what we can’t share is the distillery’s name. We can tell you that it’s a single malt from one of the eight distilleries on Islay and the cask is an ex-red wine barrique from the famous Alter Ego, which comes from Chateau Palmer Margaux in Bordeaux. So, it has a pretty impeccable pedigree. However, the proof is in the tasting and, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter where this scotch comes from because we think it’s fantastic.