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Images of Islay McArthurs Head Lighthouse MoS

Overall rating
83.11/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB43488
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottled
2013
Number of bottles
236
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
30 Jul 2013 4:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.00

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Whisky Reviews for Images of Islay McArthurs Head Lighthouse MoS

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.11 points

  1. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Wham! What a beastly dram! It treats you to everything Islay has to offer. Not even two years ago I would not have finished this glass. Luckily my palate evolved and I enjoyed it!

    A bottle costs approximately € 66. An honest price for a NAS of an independent bottler. Available in specialist stores. I bought my own sample at The Bonding Dram.

    The identity? I'm putting my money on a 5-year old Caol Ila from a refill bourbon barrel.
    • Nose
      The youngster does not attempt to hide it's heimat. A first nosing reveals medicinal notes and peat smoke, supported by vanilla and malt. Charcoal, wet soil, potting soil, humus. Earthy is the perfect descriptor. The second nosing transports you to a chemical facility. Paint, sulphur, and burning rubber. This MacArthur's is a quite aggressive fellow.
    • Taste
      The palate affirms his loud-mouth braggart (Army of Darkness, anyone?) attitude. Again rubber, lighted matches and plastic. Water calms it down with notes of pepper, lemon and cut grass.
    • Finish
      The finish is relatively long. You're chewing on some Play-Doh. Eventually it sweetens a little bit.

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    McArthurs Head Lighthouse is at the entrance to the Sound of Islay
    Anyway this tastes like a young Port Charlotte, very young and like new spirit

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