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Smoky Scot Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky AcL

Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Aceo Limited (AcL)
Casktype
Bourbon Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Feb 2019 4:43 pm by Titan2015
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 32,99

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Whisky Reviews for Smoky Scot Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky AcL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Dirt Cheap
    Aceo Ltd is the company that took over Murray McDavid from Mark Reynier at the moment the Bruichladdich Distillery was sold off. They now release this 5 Year Old malt that listens to the name Smoky Scot and is very affordable: not even 40 EUR. They are happy to disclose that it’s a Caol Ila that matured on bourbon casks for five years.
    The nose offers both sweet and salty notes with some woodsmoke. Baked apples and some oranges. Seaweeds and caramel. Liquorice. Simple, but very good.
    That continiues nicely on the palate. Maritime notes with some tar, seaweeds and dark & sweet fruit. Very lively – well, it is quite young – and clean. The smoke becomes cozily grand. In that regard, it lives up to its name.
    The finish may be somewhat short, nevertheless if offers up sweet malt and smoke that lingers, while at the death it gets a nice lift from mint.
    A very nice and dirt cheap young Caol Ila. Recommended!

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    https://www.aceo.co.uk/smoky-scot

    Smoky Scot represents our Islay offering, full of the characteristic peat smoke and medicinal notes for which the island’s whiskies are renowned. Distilled at Caol Ila Distillery on the east coast of the whisky island, it offers a great insight into what Islay has to offer to whisky aficionados.

    Matured for five years in traditional oak casks that previously held bourbon, it is a youthful and lively representative of the house style. The clear and vibrant flavours of iodine, seaweed, tar and smoke will transport you to the magical island of Islay. Non chill-filtered for maximum flavour, the whisky comes at 46% ABV.

    Product Specifications:
    Age 5 Years
    Bottle 70 cl
    ABV 46%

    Tasting Notes

    The initial notes of tar, old wood, brine and smoke gradually give way to a more subtle, flowery and malty bouquet. There is roasted sunflower seeds, generous maltiness and a hint of menthol.

  3. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Master of Malt website states that this is "a heavily peated single malt, produced at the Caol Ila distillery. It was matured in bourbon oak casks for five years before being bottled at 46% ABV by Aceo. "

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