Whisky Review: Williamson 6 Years Old 2010 Strictly Limited
Category: Islay teaspooned malt scotch whisky
Origin: Laphroaig Distillery
Bottling: Morrison & Mackay, Càrn Mòr – Strictly Limited Collection
Cost: £38.96 from Master of Malt
What they say:
An interesting release from the Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited range – a single cask bottling of 6 year old Williamson blended malt (which some of you may know is a teaspooned whisky – almost completely single malt from one distillery, with a minuscule drop of single malt from another distillery). This was drawn from a refill Sherry butt, producing 950 bottles.
What I say:
Named after the famous female manager of Laphroaig Bessie Williamson, this teaspooned malt hails mostly (if not entirely!) from Laphroaig distillery though they claim to throw in a teaspoon of something else to prevent use of the distillery name once this is bottled. A rather large refill sherry butt has been bottled here by Morrison & Mackay for their Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited range and it is just fabulous!
Thanks to Tom at Toms Whisky Reviews for sharing this one with us.
Dull or oily straw gold (4/20) medium tears and long fine legs.
Campfire, with a touch of burning car tyres, smoked almonds, dried raisin, treacle, briny, bbq hotdogs, scallops – smoked, shellfish and sea spray.
Earthen and smoky like leaf mulch on an autumn bonfire, but also sweet and spiced, meaty, coffee grounds, nutty smoked almonds with a sprinkling of sea salt and even honey, malty peat-smoked barley, grist, peanut brittle, roasted cashews
Long, rubbery smoke subsides, sweet and salted nut and shellfish meat lingers ending in rubbery nut brittle (try saying that after a few!)
Delicious *Laphroaig* briny peat smoke and sweetened sherried maltiness at its finest. These Islay whiskies really do drink well young before the peat influence dissipates with over-maturation.
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