Overall rating
84.03/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB165690
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Highlands & Islands (H&I)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
11.06.2020
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 06 20
Barcode
5024720500508
Added on
17 sep 2020 6:00 pm by Lechside
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Average value

€ 38.30

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31 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Ileach Peated Islay Malt

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.03 points.

  1. blacknapkins scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very nice smoke monster at a great price. Alcohol is completely imperceptible despite over 58%.
    The sweetness, which alternates with bitterness and salty breeze, and everything is surrounded by a lot of peat and smoke, makes a big impression on me. It also keeps the whisky in my taste buds for a long time. About an hour after aerating it in the glass, you can additionally feel a delicate mint in chocolate, while the pharmacy and hospital traces completely disappear.
    • Nose
      84 84
      peat, lignin, bitter, smoky, wet forest floor, gray soap
    • Taste
      85 85
      quite sweet, burnt bacon, peat, lots of smoke, sea salt
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, warming, quite sweet, peppery, tipped salty with a hint of plum jam in dark chocolate and lightly roasted in the esophagus.

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Such a good malt on a barrel fort! I like it. An interesting profile that combines smokiness, as well as mushroom notes, damp forest, moss, it is curious. Something similar happened with the malt The Big Smoke.

  5. SAND scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Sweet peat smoke, medium fruitiness. Perhaps a little one dimensional. (86-87p) A few drops of water opens up the nose and does increase the complexity somewhat, adding some agave or mezcal like qualities (87p)
    TASTE: The arrival is quite fruity, intertwined with rather sweet peatiness. Quite heavy on the Sherry notes, with quite some dried and candied fruits which mingle quite seemlessly with the aniseed and liqorice notes (presumably) from the peated malt. I'd say this is fairly complex for what I assume is a vatting of not too old Islay whiskies. (88p) A few drops of water doesn't change much. If anything it makes it a little sweeter. (88p)
    FINISH: Peppery, perhaps revealing its not too old age. (85p)
    OVERALL: A nice, vatted, partly sherried Islay malt. Would be interesting to compare with Uigeadail. Total score 86 (87) points.

  6. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Still the question of where does this young juice come from, which raises so many questions given its low price? (I'm talking about this CS of course!)?
    • Nose
      market garden, sea and barn peat!
      lemon juice syrup also all mixed together, a little vanilla and caramelized
      algae liquor pressed and put in barrels!
      the sensation explodes as soon as the glass is poured
    • Taste
      it's ... very sweet !!
      the lemony creamy, velvety side predominates, then the watts arrive with a simple warmth in the mouth, but remarkable
      it also stings at the level of spices, after this rush finally comes the fresh, intense, oily peat, which sticks to the teeth, the sensation of meaty leather occurs, we are in a seaside stable, the manure is there stirred by the wind, always a creamy caramelized, peaty, syrupy sensation, with at the end a return of crushed almonds.
    • Finish
      monolithic but intense finish, to land with a good old Islay, which, which stains, but which in view of its Q / P ratio, remains a must in my opinion.
      finish more maritime than in the mouth.

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