Cask Islay single malt scotch whisky review: A delicious Islay expression which at first nose suggested Caol Ila distillery, later a hint of gun oil had my mind drifting towards Lagavulin but the beauty of these is we don’t really know where it came from (or if each release hails from the same place). The best thing to do is not care and just enjoy this for what it is – a really great peated Islay expression, powerfully evocative phenols paired with sweet vanilla from ex-Bourbon casks. 89/100
Hoebeg Islay Single Malt Whisky Review Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Undisclosed Islay distillery Bottling: Robert Graham ABV: 40% Cost: £37.99 from Robert Graham What they say: Our very own […]
Interesting, delicate and quite creamy but with an overriding chalky nature that screams BOWMORE at me in big letters, coupled with either a refill sherry cask or mixture of refill sherry/bourbon cask maturation this remains highly drinkable but not overly impressive for me.
The Ileach Peated Islay Malt Single malt scotch whisky 40% ABV, £27.50 from Royal Mile Whiskies Score: 81/100 What they say: The Ileach Peated Islay Malt is from an undisclosed distillery and […]
Finlaggan Islay Malt 40% ABV, £23.95 for 70cl at RMW Score: 82/100 What they say: Finlaggan is very much the SECRET Islay, as the name of the distillery from which it comes […]
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old (Marks & Spencer) 40% ABV, £29 for 70cl Score: 70/100 What they say: Typical characteristics of peat and smoke dominate with hints if seaweed […]
Quite intensely vanilla flavoured which really softens the peaty influences and makes it hugely drinkable and enjoyable.