No age statement
Closure: Natural cork stopper
Product of: United Kingdom
Released February 2016, this is the first official bottling from the Ailsa Bay distillery. Although a no-age-statement whisky, its release comes following 8 years of the distillery’s operation. It’s heavily peated style admirably displays the diversity of what this Lowland distillery can produce.
Sampled on 12/02/2016
Clear, pale golden.
Bonfire smoke, coal dust, asphalt, carbolic soap and pine with creosote, vanilla and smoky bacon crisps. Water amplifies soft leather and vanilla.
Muscular black pepper spice, coal tar, smoke and carbolic soap with some chilli heat. Sweeter with water - buttery vanilla and leather.
Cracked black pepper spice and chilli heat smoothed by creamy vanilla.
A Lowland malt with the character of an Islay and cask strength power. Unchecked this is a brute with brawny black pepper spice and coal tar smoke. However, with a splash of water, sweet creamy vanilla shines and tames to make this a fabulously balanced malt.