Aged: 24 years
Product of: United Kingdom
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Bottle No. 1, one of the two bottles being held back, will be auctioned separately (starting 26th February and closing 7th March 2017) to raise even more charitable funds, and the other bottle will be held in the Diageo Archive.
The proceeds from the sale of this very special and unique whisky will have a lasting legacy on Islay and will be donated as follows to fund projects on Islay:
£310,000 to Islay Heritage
Funding will enable research at Dunyvaig Castle, the creation of an Islay Heritage trail to help more people understand its rich history, conservation work focusing on Kildalton chapel and education.
£60,000 to McTaggart Cyber Café
Upgrade works to the fabric of the building including heating, new doors & windows and improvements to the Bistro Café area to allow for more activities for a wider range of people.
£60,000 to Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited McTaggart Leisure Centre
Fundamental works are required for the swimming baths to upgrade equipment and improve energy efficiency.
£60,000 to Finlaggan Trust
Refurbishment and modernisation of the existing visitor centre and development of the Finlaggan Bridge.
£20,000 to Islay Arts
To enable Islay Arts to increase the scope of events it funds.
£10,000 to Islay Festival Association
Funding to support the organisation to develop its events programme.
£60,000 to Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RSPB is actively engaged in peat restoration on its estates on Islay at The Oa and Loch Gruinart. The funding will be used to fund peat restoration and conservation on the island.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 18/01/2017
Clear, deep golden amber with slight olive-hue.
Vanilla fudge, caramel and white chocolate with classic Lagavulin notes of peat, smoked salty fish and newsprint. Faint red apple and zesty orange, the latter more pronounced with water.
Peaty with earthy smokiness, charcoal, salty seaweed and chocolate. Water amplifies smokiness, bready barley, chocolate, vanilla and creamy fudge.
Smoked vanilla fudge with attractive earthiness and charcoal.
Brilliantly expressive, bold and yet with subtle nuances of flavour such as orange and chocolate. A not to be missed opportunity to acquire a very collectible bottle at a very attractive price while also giving to some very deserving Islay charities.