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Overall rating
79.97/100
votes
178
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Highlands & Islands (H&I)
Bottled
10.03.2015
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5024720700007
Added on
18 Nov 2013 10:53 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 30.47

13 × in wishlist

178 × member ratings

470 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Ileach Peated Islay Malt H&I

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.97 points

  1. DannyBacon scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Excessive smell for me. Even the flavor is something too spicy. Any drop of water and a while in the glass opens up a pretty nice sweetness and fullness. Clearly affordable but no favorite
    • Nose
      52 52
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. VanOpek scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      sweet, honey, floral, heather, citric aromas, rose sweetness, green house, eggnog, sponge cake, creamy, herbal, incense
    • Taste
      76 76
      light, smokey, peppery, oily, peat, oak, wet sand, sweet
    • Finish
      77 77
      oak, warm, dry and cereal, balanced, long, woody, iodine, chalk

  3. LHaandrikman scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Full of flavor with a long, rich, aftertaste.

  4. Gjergji.cupi scored this whisky 74 points Newbie

    • Nose
      76 76
      The 40 ° are a little felt ... Hints of strong peat, wet wood, all surrounded by a feeling of sweetness
    • Taste
      73 73
      Light body ... More peat, smoke, and burnt wood, all accompanied again by sweet hints, honey
    • Finish
      74 74
      Not very long finish ... Salt and spices

  5. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Too watered down. Get the cask strength edition instead. It is much more worth the money. It has a weird smell/taste that I can't pinpoint. I also found this in a Ben Bracken Islay Single Malt (Lidl Whisky). Maybe they are from the same distillery..
    • Nose
      80 80
      Peat. Burns in the nose. A hint of earth and semi-dry grass. A very, very subtle hint of pears and fresh citrus after a minute in the glass. Barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Strong, peaty taste. Taste is quite smooth, yet lacks depth. Keep it in the mouth for a bit, and some wooden notes turn up.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Earthy, short finish.

  6. GWMingus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

  7. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This was rated 87P lately on Whiskyfun.com and there were clear assumptions made that this might be Lagavulin because of the taste profile being similar to that of the Lagavulin 16. So I was curious and spent the amount of 23 EUR on buying one bottle. It's not up to me to judge whether or not Serge Valentin is "right" on whisky, but... I was very surprised to find I clearly agree. In fact, there are really some similarities to such a degree that I cannot imagine this being anything other than Lagavulin.
    Regardless of whether that assumption is correct or not, this is really decent single Islay malt whisky for a very good price.

  8. AdamsB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Very good price for quality
    • Nose
      Peat and smoked bits of smoked meat. Fresh, herbs, hay
    • Taste
      Smoke, peat, oak combined with sweet notes
    • Finish
      Extremely intense and smoky, iodine

  9. Max70 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    After over an year I've had the occasion to taste it again. Adding some drop of water has changed a bit my opinion. It is a nice whisky, also in relation to it's price, but there is something missing in the final that don't push me to buy a bottle of it
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweetness, malt and peat, that one is quite light. It doesn't seem a "traditional" Islay dram.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Here again, spices and honey take over the peat the is not the dominant flavor
    • Finish
      78 78
      And the weakest part, the final is too short and dry to appreciate it better.

  10. M134481 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky to drink bitween the others.. You have to like peat. Ajuus.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Peat..
      Peat..
      Wait, I forget to say peat!

      Some oranges
      Banana
      Chocolat
      Wood
      Spicy notes
      Wood
    • Taste
      80 80
      Peat
      Oranges
      Spicy notes again
      Chocolat
    • Finish
      79 79
      Peat!
      Oranges
      Chocolat

      This finish disapeares fast. You'll forget what else notes there were.

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