Ailsa Bay Lowland single malt Scotch whisky

alc./vol:
48.9%

Proof:
97.8°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom 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.
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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 12/02/2016

Appearance

Clear, pale golden.

Aroma

Bonfire smoke, coal dust, asphalt, carbolic soap and pine with creosote, vanilla and smoky bacon crisps. Water amplifies soft leather and vanilla.

Taste

Muscular black pepper spice, coal tar, smoke and carbolic soap with some chilli heat. Sweeter with water - buttery vanilla and leather.

Aftertaste

Cracked black pepper spice and chilli heat smoothed by creamy vanilla.

Overall

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.

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