Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Highlands & Islands (H&I)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label
Added on
18 Nov 2013 10:53 pm

Average value

€ 29.24

13 × in wishlist

216 × member ratings

557 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Ileach Peated Islay Malt H&I

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.37 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. 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.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    So please do not overestimate the influence of oak / chocolate, but it is there, and this is not a metallic-young, nicely colored single-phenolic whisky, which can be good for its 25 €
    • Nose
      dry-smoky, slightly fleshy, very light disinfectant, dried, old kitchen herbs and old, dry, dusty wood ... a hint of sweetness, I probably form only because of the great color.
    • Taste
      smoky-fleshy (BBQ sauce), nothing piercing, slightly bitter-sweet (herb bitter / cough syrup), and even a noticeable oak effect (dark chocolate / cocoa)
    • Finish
      medium long, pleasant, light smoke, a little bitter chocolate, dry

  4. Don Cassi scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Sweet-maritime Islay Rauch, somewhere between Caol Ila and Laphroaig. Could a young Lagavulin be too diluted?
    In addition to the heavy smoke, there is a lot of vanilla and light citrus fruits.

    The basic tone is a beautiful smoker, but with too little alcohol, which makes it very watery.
    Length: 6/10

    Grade: 2-

  5. aw-home scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Phenolic peat smoke with maritime notes, spices, raspberries, honey, ash and a touch of youth.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Peat smoke with raspberries, honey, maritime notes, spices and a touch of youth.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium length with peat smoke, ash, malty sweetness, citrus fruits, maritime notes, spices and a touch of youth.

  6. AlmightySmoke scored this whisky 38 points Newbie

    Very watery and the taste is ... not there. Barely peated.

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cold smoke, lemon, maritime, honey, caramel, nuts,
    • Taste
      Apple, some honey, lemon, ash, some pepper

  8. Kazbarr scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The palate suffers from the low ABV, but it is by no means poor. The nose is quite impressive. Looking forward to trying the CS version. One point up for the price/performance ratio.
    • Nose
      dry smoke, yeast, sauerkraut, sweeter, chocolate candies, lemon pepper, homemade ketchup, fried onion, marshmallow, tangerine, green apple, BBQ sauce, apricot ice cream, muffins
    • Taste
      smoke, slightly sweet, boiled vegetables, beans, a trace of sherry, coffee, bitter, slightly watery
    • Finish
      bitter, smoke, coffee, omelette, cocoa, astringent, coals, coffee


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