70cl / 46%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Dewar Rattray
Cask Islay Reviews
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.
6 Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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...
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!
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
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.