- Blended Malt
- Ian Macleod (IM)
- Bottling serie
- Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Bottle Design (2011)
- Added on
- 06 Jul 2012 11:15 pm
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Whisky Reviews for The Six Isles NAS IM
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.54 points
- An allday dram for a lover of smoky whiskey. Top price-performance.
Lemon and some woody notes, sweet chocolate, smoke and salty islands.
Light, alcohol well integrated. Salty light spicy, maybe a bit grassy.
Again salt and smoke. Acid, blood orange or grapefruit. Sweet then, stay medium long, slightly dry in the mouth.
- Easy drinking. The smoke is more present in the nose, less in the taste. Nice to drink, pleasing. However, you probably do not have to have a bottle on the shelf. I am not impressed too much.
- At first very ashy and peaty. Followed by more coastal notes and citrus. Despite 43% punchy. Balances out over time. Hints of Caol Ila like (mellowed) style. Tastes not too young, but suspect it is. Nicely balanced, with hints of every Isles, but the peaty style prevails. Not a bad blended malt.
Comes in a tin which is a bit over the top for this dram.
- The aroma is light, fresh: the sea, iodine, medicine, barely perceptible sweetness, rubber, wet wood. The taste is sharp, spirituous: spicy spices, charred wood, iodine, smoke, a bit of sweet candy, rubber, bitterness. The aftertaste is not very long, empty, dry: smoke, coals, burnt rubber, bitter. Conclusion . It is indicated that alcohols from six Scottish islands are involved: Islay, Jura, Skye, Orkney, Mull and Arran. The question is: what for such a fuss? For this, in general, a nondescript drink? And, it seems, Ayla still won all. On the other hand, a useful experience. It is necessary to taste different for setting up receptors. Rating 71 (n19t17f18b17).
- This is not bad at all. You can get characteristics from every island that contributed to this blended malt, and the whole thing is more than the sum of its parts, but a decent, satisfying malt whisky experience. Just don't expect a lot of depth from maturation and blending. This is young and brutish, uncompromising, but in a very friendly way. Good for its price tag (which means <30€), too.
Please note that this needs a few drops of water.
Smoky, peaty and ashy start, and it's smelling very young for sure, but it unveils to citrus notes (grapefruit & tangerine), seaweed and salt. After a while there is a beautiful ripe juicy passion fruit note - I could swear there's some Bowmore inside, or a mixture coming close to a Bowmore (Caol Ila & Arran for example). A young but nice nose, much better than expected at first.
Punchy start, and it's got a rough development, losing points with regards to its form. But the flavour profile is quite convincing, with smoke, seaweed, multivitamin juice and honey. There's a medicinal backbone which might be the Talisker. I still like it, even if it could certainly bear a few more years of aging or one or two sherry casks thrown into the mix.
Medium, dry, smoky and honeyed.
- Needs water. Then it has more definition with sweetness, but it tones down the smokiness.
Ashtray smoke. Dry cut wood. Milk chocolate.
Sweet fruit arrival. Sharp chili on the tongue.
Dry and sour.