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Overall rating
78.64/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Highlands & Islands (H&I)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
04.04.2016
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 04 04 16
Barcode
5024720500508
Added on
10 Oct 2017 11:54 am by Z28Pete
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Average value

€ 53.75

5 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Ileach Peated Islay Malt H&I

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.64 points

  1. thebonewolf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Salty, smoky apple and banana. Peat underlies every bit. Seaweed. Water brings fruit and it brings the peat with it.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Nothing. Oaky meat. It comes up real big and real quick after nothing for the first second or so. Water just kind of toned it down a bit.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Smoky bandage, heat/burn kind of like menthol. Largely unchanged with water.

  2. Z28Pete scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    This is a prototypical "Islay Mystery Malt". While I am not a fan of NAS whisky, if it is good value for the money I have no problem with it. This whisky is definitely in that category as an Islay cask strength for under $50. This is very much a spirit driven whisky because of its young age. That spirit is bold, bright, and clean. Showing the quality of the new make is very good indeed. 
    • Nose
      Nice full smoke experience, no iodine, not medicinal. Campfire smokey. Alcohol is noticeable but settles down with time in the glass. With water becomes more balanced with perhaps honey notes?
    • Taste
      Neat is a smack right in the chops (58% abv after all) but in a pleasant way with nice smokey peat just like the nose. Oily, coats the mouth nicely and tingles the sides of the tongue. Add water, (it is able take to quite a bit) let it sit for 5 minutes and it becomes rounder, little alcohol bite and much sweeter with a little fruit, honey notes in the background. Not complex but hearty. Very nice.
    • Finish
      Long finish with the smoke just lingering around stating I'm not going anywhere just yet. Then gradually fades. Again very nice.

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