Take it neat or with a splash of soft water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of the blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the delicate, heathery perfume of Islay's streams. Like the islanders it may seem a little aloof at first, but make the effort, broach acquaintance and we can guarantee you'll have a warm and genuine friend for life.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The aromas include seaweed, shoe leather, cigarette smoke, smoked fish, oaky vanilla, pork rind and bacon. Entry is sweet, caramel-like and smoky; the midpalate features long, oily, cocoa bean flavors that crescendo into a sweet peat-reek taste of smoke, vanilla and cinnamon. Concludes oily and honeyed.
— P.P. (8/1/2008) — 90-95 (Aug 2008)
Rich, pure aromas of boysenberries, strawberries, and acacia honey drizzled hazelnuts with a breezy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy orange and peach marmalade finish. A refreshing off-dry sipper with serve with a slight chill, or pair with hot and spicy bbq
|For 200 years a small team of dedicated islanders have worked here to create what is considered to be the most distinctive single malt in the world. Of course over time the people change, but our traditional methods, the ancient skills and absolute dedication to quality always remains.