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Overall rating
82.91/100
votes
278
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

€ 45.25

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Whisky Reviews for The Ileach Peated Islay Malt H&I

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.91 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. 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

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

    20 20 19 19 78

  5. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  6. Bam scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    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.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    At nearly 60% it's slightly thin, some drop of water help it.
    • Nose
      Camphor, forest fruits, chewing gum and earth.
    • Taste
      Orange peel, peat, caramel, herbals, grass and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium length, peaty, spicy.

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sea breeze, salty nose, the beach at low tide, the weather is humid, light vanilla and caramel. Tar, tire, fuel oil in the background. Then a strong smoke rises, ash, tobacco leaf. Bitumen. We recognize one of the two most prestigious Diageo d'Islay distilleries. On the palate, it is much less young than I expected, quite fruity, coarse salt and peat go very well, spices, black pepper, and a charcoal finish, quite strong, which leaves a little taste of caramel.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Portfolioman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      strong smoke, aroma reminiscent of the 16-year-old Lagavulin, smokehouse - fresh smoked ham, slightly medicated
      sweet base note of dried fruit
    • Taste
      strong onset, creamy sweetness, raisins and dried fruit (dates), peppery pungency
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly metallic
      Pepper, light sweetness and smoke fade away

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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