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Overall rating
82.77/100
votes
295
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Highlands & Islands (H&I)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
V6623
Barcode
5024720500508
Added on
09 Feb 2014 11:01 am by BrunoVD
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Average value

€ 41.63

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775 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Ileach Peated Islay Malt H&I

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.77 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    If you’re looking for quantity over quality, this offers good value. Artificially sweet, somewhat forced. It’s not complex and best left for the end of a vigorous session. Debates on what distillery are irrelevant to me because the distillery character is neutered. I may have a different batch, I’m not sure.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Grain alcohol, tire fire, black currants, unripe blackberries. Water is obligatory, but it never fixes it. I probably put in over half water and it’s still powerfully grainy.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Much softer than the nose implied, like deglazing a very hot pan with some cooking sherry, grenadine, cheap Orange chocolate, dates, white pepper, still prickly. Water does little to change it
    • Finish
      75 75
      Grain alcohol, pepper, smoke, lemon, dates, slightly chalky, grenadine, long.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      A somewhat artificial sweet sherry maturation, with cranberry and bubble gum. Peat of course. A little gingerbread.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Peat, cranberry and grenadine syrup.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peat, rose hip, cranberry and Printen.

  3. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: cool whisky! I love such releases. Excellent ratio of strength, smokiness and price.
    • Nose
      In the fragrance, in the foreground, the shades of the sea (iodine, salt, algae) and citrus are felt. They are followed by spicy spices and smoked notes of butterfish. Then there is a train, consisting of nuances of creosote, electrical tape and soft rubber (gas mask). Super!
    • Taste
      Taste: oily, iodine, peppery, salty, tingling (strength 58%), with a huge content of phenols and lemon sourness.
    • Finish
      Finish: long, pleasantly scorching, dry, incredibly smoked, slightly citrus, with a taste of iodine, salt and black pepper.

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The Ileach Peated Islay Malt, 58%
    Category: Single Malt Bottler: The Highlands & Islands Bottling serie: Cask Strength In the fragrance, in the foreground, the shades of the sea (iodine, salt, algae) and citrus are felt. They are followed by spicy spices and smoked notes of butterfish. Then there is a train, consisting of nuances of creosote, electrical tape and soft rubber (gas mask). Super! Taste: oily, iodine, peppery, salty, tingling (strength 58%), with a huge content of phenols and lemon sourness. Finish: long, pleasantly scorching, dry, incredibly smoked, slightly citrus, with a taste of iodine, salt and black pepper. Conclusion: cool whisky! I love such releases. Excellent ratio of strength, smokiness and price. Rating: 86 (n21, t21, f22, b22)

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Chew, smack, delicious, too bad that I have just 2cl of that, there would be more. Great Islay-strength for good money (~ 40 €), strong, neat smoky, not too youthful / immature, "bang for your buck", as ralfy would say. I love it!
    • Nose
      fat, earthy smoke, old leather, some smoked bacon and salty freshness ... with watery grassy notes, green apple, cucumber, boisterous fat
    • Taste
      fat and greasy, slightly tarry, grassy bitter, with (especially with water) a creamy, light sweetness between caramel, vanilla and white chocolate
    • Finish
      long, an oily mouthfeel that slowly dries, tarry and grassy bitterness, cough syrup

  6. Furosin scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, sweet, red berries, grapes, wood, earthy, light spiciness, salty, malt.
    • Taste
      oily, sweet, smoke, herbal / green tea, oranges, pepper, wood, citrus fruits, vanilla, salty, caramel, dark fruits.
    • Finish
      long, smoky, sweet, spicy

  7. grinface scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Basically more than solid. The nose and mouth make a good Islay profile. I would say Caol Ila. But the finish is not very good. It's hard to get over the faulty notes. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/06/11/unbekanntes-islay/

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 19 78

  9. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  10. Bam scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The sweetness is artificial, and overall the malt is very spicy and aggressive. Gives much better Secret Islay Malta, which hardly cost more.
    • Nose
      Sweet and salty with strong campfire smoke. Oranges and peanut flips. Some paprika powder. Kelp, pine needles. Smoked ham.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, silky / oily mouthfeel. Sweet and strong smoky. Oranges, caramel, vanilla. Greasy.
    • Finish
      Short finish. Still heavy smoke. Peppery, menthol, lemon.

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