The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive Islay single cask
The Isle of Islay, located off the west coast of Scotland, is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands and known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’. The island’s capital is Bowmore and the main port is Port Ellen.
Islay is perhaps best known for its whisky, with eight distilleries each producing their own distinctive single malts. The three distilleries along the south eastern coast of the island, Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Lagavulin, all have a prominent peaty flavour; a true characteristic of Islay malts.
Rumour has it that the art of distillation was first introduced to Islay by the Irish monks living there in the early fourteenth century!
Isle of Islay 10 Year Old is a rare find to say the least. The refill hogshead cask yielded just 285 bottles.
Distilled at one of Islay’s south eastern distilleries, this malt will be of interest to collectors and connoisseurs alike. It has the distinct peaty flavour that is unique to Islay whiskies. A golden malt with a beautifully balanced scent of fresh hay and peat, as well as a slight sweetness. A truly special malt from one of the most famous distilleries in Scotland.
Colour: Golden straw
Nose: Crisp and fresh with scents of hay and peat.
Taste: Distinct peaty flavours come through, balanced with subtle earthy and briny notes.
Finish: Long and comforting with warmth coming from the peat.