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Whisky Reviews for Islay Malt 2009 LT
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.06 points
- The young smoky character is superior to the port wine influences, nevertheless with pleasant facets
sour cream, children's chocolate, sweet and sour sauce from the glass, phenolic but initially little smoky, wet rope, linen cloth, sour apple with powdered sugar, later talc and rubber gloves, play dough and musty smoke
Now comes camp fire smoke, plus cereals with milk and berry fruits, while intense and strong, mineral, smoke develops on the tongue
fresh, menthol, mouthwash, again a sweetness like in fruit yoghurt and sweetish smoke, warming
- Nose: Farm peat, straw. Very unidirectional. Palate: First sweet, vinous, lots of farm peat. Then ash to the bird's poop (no comment ^⁾. Final: Short. Bitterness, always muddy peat. And an important vinous astringency. Verdict: There, I have a lot of trouble; I find it completely disgusting. It is very young, the peat is not at all the Caol Ilienne that I appreciate, it is unbalanced, and very vinous. It should appeal to the German market, however, since there they like the finishes in wine barrels.
- Islay Malt 2009-2015, 6 years, 52.7% alc. Liquid Treasures Islay Malt 2009-2015, 6 years, 52.7% alc.
Bottler: Liquid Treasures
Expansion: Port wine barrel
Region: Islay, Scotland
Nose: vanilla, toffee and pleasant smoke flavors. Tar paper and ashes, banana leaves over a campfire, with a very harmonious and creamy sweetness. Marshmallows, sugar candy and some fudge, seawater behind.
Palate: Mild, surprisingly mild. The sweetness takes a back seat, but a bit of acidity comes up. Lime juice, canned mandarins and redcurrants, followed by smoked ham and mild spices, some ashes and colorful pepper.
Finish: Very long, warming and powerful, peat smoke and tar, slightly sparkling sweetness, lemonade. At the end cigar smoke and spices.
Conclusion: A really nice malt for smoke lovers inside!
88/100 points (tasted 2016, approx. 70 €)
Thank you dailydram.de for sample & photo!
Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...,-6yo,-52,7-LT/
- Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Islay Malt 6 yo 2009/2015 (52.7%, Liquid Treasures, Port cask) Colour: blush wine. Nose: I won’t say we could have found out about the distillery just by nosing this baby, but in any case, the Port’s influence is rather obvious, so I just couldn’t tell. Smoked raspberries? Blackcurrant buds for sure… And sea breeze, a little hay, barnyardy notes… I find it fine, even if I usually dislike Port in my Islay. With water: straighter, more pure Islay, more ‘beachy’. Dried kelp. Mouth (neat): rather strange. Fudge, rosemary, thyme, smoke, salt, oregano… You could drizzle this on your pizza ;-). But it’s not bad at all IMHO, just funny and unusual – and certainly not totally offbeat. With water: very salty, with still quite a few herbs. Herbes de Provence. Eucalyptus mints, perhaps a little blood orange. Finish: long, clean, not unlike some cough syrup. More blood oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: in truth I find this very fine. Probably one of my favourite Port-finished (I guess it was a finishing) peated Islays. SGP:457 - 83 points.
- This is a superb Islay malt. Quite impressive on the nose and palate
with lots of delicate sweetness, gentle fruitiness and a nice maritime
character. The port cask influence is slightly present with a delicate
sweetness and lingering citrus and orange fruitiness. Well balanced,
very harmonious and tasty, with an ever-present and lingering peat
I thank Dailydram.de for the sample!
The nose starts off with peat, smoke, and crisp barley, complemented by
clean citrus notes and green banana. A bit of tar and burnt heather
arrive along with a touch of ash and bitumen. Very clean and fresh with a
lingering sweetness of barley sugar and a gentle maritime edge.
Quite sweet on the palate with delicate barley sugar, lemons and gentle
orange peel, complemented by subtle peat and smoke. Suddenly, a massive
load of warm even hot spice takes over with lots of pepper, subtle
chilli and bitumen. Quite intense indeed!
The finish is long and warm with lingering citrus fruits and delicate
malted barley on the tail. This is all gently covered by a whiff of peat
WITH WATER: Water slightly increases the freshness on the
nose with peat smoke, maritime notes and malted barley, complemented by
subtle citrus notes. On the palate, there's more sweetness coming
through with lingering malt and orange fruit, accompanied by peat smoke
and gentle oak spice. The finish is still long and subtle warm with more
peat smoke and tar on the tail.