Whiskybase
Overall rating
80.57/100
votes
46
Category
Blend
Bottler
MacDuff International (McDI)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L12/9644 06.08.12
Barcode
5024546376646
Added on
15 May 2014 7:25 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 50.69

2 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Islay Mist 17-year-old McDI

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.57 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Cardboard galore :(

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Moderate finish. Expecting some heightened level of smoke as labelling makes reference to Laphroaig, alas, next to none. More Highland with a couple teaspoons of Islay tossed in.  
    • Nose
      70 70
      Walnut, floral, light mint, bit of camphor, soapy note, faint earthiness
    • Taste
      72 72
      Walnuts, pepper, wet cardboard, lavender soap, vegetal, hint of smoke, mint tea
    • Finish
      68 68
      Light pepper, slight bitter walnut, more cardboard, stewed fruit

  3. SRB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. dhillworth scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Despite it's age a very weak smoky blend, but reasonable on the price.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Smoke, pine, herbals and salted caramel. Touch of camphor and fruits.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Pepper, smoke, caramel, spicy oak, cocoa and lavender.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length, spicy, oaky and smoky.

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tasted the sample imported from the Whiskey Festival 2017. Very well tuned blend with a decent influence of peat. Here, considering the price, a bottle could also be considered.
    • Nose
      The smell is quite full of blends. Peach, with a fruity peat. Spicy. Cocoa, leather. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Chocolate sweet, creamy, cocoa. After the first sweets comes the delicate salinity. Smooth, dainty flavor with a little peat. It does not act sparingly, rather gently and smoothly. (85 b)

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    N- Lots of candy sweet with soft smokes, muted at times, and shy nature. Grassy with distant stingy fish net, cupboard.

    P- Whiff of cocoa, and sweet smokes, burnt caramel. Lack substance and hollow in the middle. Light.

    F- Short, minty.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      65 65

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is a nice one. Not as hugely complex as some whiskies of its age, and by no means a peat monster like Laphroaig, but it has a very nice old-school flavour profile to it. For the price asked it delivers a very decent product.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/08/19/islay-mist-17/
    • Nose
      Something farmy. Wet leaves. Unsmoked tobacco. Honeycomb. Chemical smoke. Rich grains. Nutty wood. Leather Caramel sauce.
    • Taste
      Wood oils. Rich wood. Wood smoke. Bit of that grainy burned plastic coming through here, but not very strong. Caramel pudding. Flan.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter grain. Bitter wood. Wood smoke. Some bitter fruits. Leather.

  10. brechtvds scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Straightforward i get some sweet cherry notes with some nuttiness and vanilla an the background a hint of smoke 

      it is certainly not a complex whiskey with lots of flavor development it remains the same nose 
    • Taste
      oily , fruity,  caramel , oak and cherry and a soft hint of smoke 
    • Finish
      medium to long finish with  dark chocolate and some cherry and nuttiness after a long time  even some fruit in the finish but its in the far background 

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login