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Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
This malt has been matured for three years in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace and is lightly peated with 10 to 20ppm of phenols, bottled at 50% alcohol strength. Just 11,300 bottles have been released worldwide. Read more
Sampled on 06/07/2011
Clear, pale straw gold.
Warming cottage log fire smoke, with a waft of dry peat. The smoke, while appealing, dominates other aromas even when hydrated to approx. 40% abv, though yields a slight sweet perfumed aroma.
Sweet, and immediately salty with more dry peaty smoke and barbecue charcoal.
Long-lasting bone dry tannic smoky finish. Extremely smoky yet approachable.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap