Islay Mist Deluxe (40%, Macduff International, 2014)
- Blended scotch whisky
- 40% ABV, £18.95 for 70cl available from Royal Mile Whiskies
- Score: 65/100
What they say:
We think this is one of the best value whiskies for fans of, Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Islay whiskies in general. A really great smoky session dram and a super price.
Nose: Sweet, soft fudge, and all the inherent creaminess, slightly herbal.
Palate: Soft, creamy. Barley.
Finish: Spirity, oak.
What I say:
The history of Islay Mist blended Islay whisky goes back to the Laird of Islay’s (Lord Margadale) 21st birthday party (in the 1920’s) where he was served a special blend to mark the occasion. It was so good they started to bottle it commercially.This one played a Cameo role as McCutcheon 60 Years Old during the Water of Life Society (WoLS) meeting 13/02/2014 – Spirit of the movies. The McCutcheon 60 Year Old Scotch Whisky appears to have been invented for the show Lost. Unfortunately the show got a bit weird got cut short a few seasons and basically left all viewers in a state aptly exactly like its title. The McCutcheon 60 seems to be Hollywood’s favourite Prop-Scotch as it here it is again in the TV Series ‘Once upon a time’