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Overall rating
84.79/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB197137
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Casktype
Port Cask
Casknumber
MoS 21035
Number of bottles
345
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 nov 2021 10:09 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

3 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Images of Islay Ferry to Islay MoS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.79 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A young Caol Ila with port barrel maturation, but of course that could be a bit better
    • Nose
      Sour cherries, tobacco, chocolate, nutty, dry smoke, sour, lemon lies over everything, a bit impetuous, glue, briefly I have coffee beans, waffle biscuits, a feeling of youthfulness flashes through every now and then, also fleshy, chalky, yes, that should be be a Caol Ila, all in all almost not that wrong
    • Taste
      Sweet entry, voluminous, red berries, chalky, lemon, cinnamon, sweet cherry, ash, the smoke is present, the Port and Caol Ila aromas could be better interwoven, so it looks a bit fake, dark
    • Finish
      Green apple on the tip of the tongue, the smoke lasts a long time, sweetish, raspberry, very pleasant

  2. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This one is in the category "just nose it away" for me. I can't cope with what the taste and finish offer. But if you love port and peat, you can have fun, I guess. This more or less a showcase of it. Oh and which distillery could that be? I don't know. The cask kills everything. Maybe Caol Ila, because of the lemon in the finish?
    • Nose
      86 86
      There is in it what it says on the outside: Port cask, check; Heavily Peated, check.
      It's like a peat fire into which you pour of juice from red berries over and over again. The smoke that arises has a sweetness that is almost reminiscent of thick syrup.
      Full review alongside five other undisclosed Islay whisky: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/04/verborgenes-islay/
    • Taste
      82 82
      A very thick texture is the first thing I notice. Then it gets surprisingly bitter early on. The sweetness is still very intensive. Berries and peat are still recognizable, the smoke is still there. But that was more pleasant on the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      It stays true to the subject. Port and peat. In the end it is a very dry affair and a little rubber also plays a role. If I force myself, I might find a lemon somewhere.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Clearly a Caol Ila, quite young with an overlaying artificial wine note. Would be much better and cleaner without the red wine not

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  6. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

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