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Islay Malt 8 years old whisky (cask OCT001)

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Distillery: Islay

Region: Islay

Age: 8 years old

Year distilled: 2009

ABV: cask strength of 54.4%

Cask ref: OCT001

Cask type: Oloroso Firkin

Bottle outturn: 75

Bottle size: 700ml


Nose: A rich and complex series of aromas, dominated by sweet coffee flavours and earthy hints of juniper & brine.
Palate: At full strength sherry notes dominate the palate, at first sweet but then the Islay character coming through; charred meats and rich stewed fruits fight their way to the forefront. Oily and full-bodied, without the prickle that might be expected at cask strength.
Finish: The finish is surprisingly long, the peat still aggressive with notes reminiscent of burnt rubber, brandy and sticky toffee pudding. A complex dram, not for the faint-hearted!

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