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Images of Islay Port Ellen War Memorial MoS

Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
MoS 19034
Number of bottles
499
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Aug 2019 7:44 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.10

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Whisky Reviews for Images of Islay Port Ellen War Memorial MoS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. PBoe70 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An easy choice if you love the peat/ sherry combination. This one is better than a lot of those fast thrill peaters on the market.
    Drinks very easy at almost 55%.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lots of sherry influences here, but the Islay character is still around.
      Chilli pepper dark chocolate and dry leather with figs.
      Tobacco boxes with autumn leaves, dirt and tar. Seaweed, smoke and seasalt.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A b ig mouthfull of Islay with just the right amount of sherry. Fierce and wild but rounded enough to give you enough depth next to the intense flavours.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky, caramels, some magnesium

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good barrel selection - the sherry barrel sets the tone, but is not so dominant that you can hardly taste anything other than fruit sweetness, as with many other Islay Sherry NAS smokers. Nice harmonizing smoky note. Should (and can) drink without water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The sherry barrel with cherries, warm grape juice, raisins and old, crumbly leather makes itself immediately noticeable. Discreetly smoky - means: you can smell it, it fills the nose, but it shows a restrained presence and does not jump one with the naked Poppes in the face. Goes well with the fruity aromas. In between, it chases a small sting in the nose - too deep you should not sink the olfactory bulb in the glass.
      Seasoning comes, pepper, marjoram, lovage. Vanilla and caramel, shortbread.
      With the emerging spices also attracts the smoke, now slightly phenolic, dried seaweed.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet-smoky onset, strong and dry from the start. Candies with currant flavor, raspberries, cherry jam, blackberries, raisins, dried figs. Wood chips, tobacco, black tea. But hello, it's dry.
      The sweetness that shows up at the beginning, relaxes fortunately, that could have quickly become too much of a good thing. But curve got, now he is on a beautiful straight with pleasantly spicy smoke (slightly ashy), a wild berry mix, rose scent, honey and biscuit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long finish, dry without finish, with well-stored wood, raisins, blackberries, vanilla and white pepper.

  4. voodoochile scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Oh i love it. Smoky, wild, sweed a bit of sherry and maritime notes. A young and wild Islay Whisky. Needs a bit of time and patience don't hurry it - savour and enjoy it. It is a very intense Whisky with a long finish.

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