Cask Islay
Small Batch

70cl / 46%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Dewar Rattray
Cask Islay / Small Batch
Web Exclusive Price £32.95 £27.46 ex VAT (£47.07 per litre)
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Cask Islay is a small batch release from A.D. Rattray from an undisclosed distillery on the island. A whisky that will entice both Islay fans and be a great place for neophytes to start.

Dewar Rattray

Cask Islay Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    • Colour:

      Golden Islay sunset.

    • Nose:

      Warm & fiery, roasting peat kiln, some citrus notes after the smoke.

    • Palate:

      Oily, burnt toffee, juicy barley and rich peat smoke.

    • Conclusion:

      Lively, peaty and full of flavour.

10 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 July 2018

    A kind friend who knows a lot more about whisky than I, bought me a bottle of Cask Islay for my birthday. I had asked another friend to buy me a Lagavulin. Much as I love the Lagavulin, the Cask Islay was a revelation for me. Intense, peaty but not too much, smoky but not too much. Just gorgeous. When I’d worked my way through the bottle, I noticed that the (more expensive) Lagavulin was only half empty. I placed an order for two more bottles of Cask Islay at what I thought was a very fair price for something so delightful. What more can I say? Just try it.

  • 5
    9 January 2018

    Bought this 6 months ago and just opened it. A real (pleasant!) surprise. Light to medium peat with pepper, citrus and juniper notes. Smells more spirit driven than is tastes. On the palate it's a lot more refined, orange zest and wood smoke with a lingering finish. 4.5/5 - Very good value and will buy again.

  • 3
    4 January 2018

    OMG, to be honest i am not expert but to me this smelt like a cleaning substance from a hospital, the taste just as bad, don't get me wrong i am sure for a lot this is a good one but not for me . Can any one guide me to another whiskey to try not this style. 3 stars as sure it will suit someone.

  • 4
    6 December 2017

    Haven't opened this bottle yet, but I've had it before. It's a classic Islay malt with a particularly smooth finish, and smoke and coal tar lingering in the background so not in your face like some. I love it, very drinkable......perhaps too drinkable!

  • 5
    14 October 2017

    It has a smoothness to it that I really like, along with what seems like a medium-level of peatiness. The 46% adds to the bite, which is also nice. Overall a great combination of smoothness and bite and smoke but still not too sweet.

  • 5
    27 January 2017

    This is a nice easy starter for those who want to know what peat/smoke is in a Scotch. Its not overwhelming and its easy to drink. Its also affordable. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • 5
    25 December 2016

    Ticks the peat For Christmas box nicely - a surprise present from a family friend. Welcome contrast to The Quinta Ruban Glenmo which ticks the liquid Chtistmas pud box.The fun thing about this dram( an award winner it says on the box ) is how it brings out The whisky geek in me. I sort of concur with alexlovesaredbeg. I did a mental elimination process and ended up on the North East coast of Islay. I would guess it;s either Caol Ila, or a peated Bunna - Reminds me of one I bought at duty free with a fancy Gaelic name...a milder peat than the south shore Islays, A bit more rounded. Very good value for money. I;d say you ain;t paying for the name...

  • 5
    13 February 2016

    It's brilliant. I think it's Caol Ila :) The smoky, cured meat smell with some fruity notes. Phenolic, slightly peppery with some dark chocolate. Peaty to the right degree. I love it, especially for the price!

  • 4
    22 November 2015

    This is not a whisky for the faint hearted. It has a real whallop of peat and heat that goes on and on, with some soft fruit in the background. Would be fascinated to know where it comes from, instinct says it's from the high peat end of the distilleries so Caol Ila or maybe even Ardbeg - so the first reviewer is right, this bruiser is really good value for money. The only reason I've not given five stars is it lacks that bit of class to be the very best but a definite 4.5

  • 5
    21 June 2015

    This is a cracking whisky, tasted this recently and was well impressed. To me if this whisky had the distillers label it would cost a lot more than a mere thirty two pounds. The flavour is powerful and full bodied not unlike a Caol lla. If you like your whisky with a bit of a bite to it then give this a go.