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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Lysithea I - 102° P.1.2' 1816.4"
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points
- A delicate, elegant and very aromatic Islay single malt. Not overblown peat wise, just very well balanced and lovely sweet. Nicely complex with an already well-integrated alcohol. Vibrant and full of character, best to enjoy neat. Certainly one for the hip flask for a seaside walk.
The nose starts
off with peat smoke and subtle seaweed. This is followed by a delicate
malty sweetness and fruity notes of lemon and quince. Slightly grassy
with a hint of medicinal flavours and tender wood smoke.
intense start on the palate. Sweet at first with malted barley, vanilla,
honey and cereals. This is followed by peat smoke and a pleasantly warming spiciness of oak, pepper, cloves and caramelised ginger. Becomes dry with a bold peppery note towards the finish.
The finish shows medium length with warm and dry notes of oak, cloves, barley sugar, hints of pepper and subtle wood smoke. With water: Water
brings in more freshness on the nose emphasizing the sweetness of
vanilla and malted barley. Still slightly fruity with a tamed smoky
peatiness. Still intense and sweet on the palate with a significantly
vibrant spiciness of prickling oak, black pepper, anise and cloves,
balanced with lingering vanilla. The finish is medium long, warm and dry
with prickling oak and a tamed sweetness on the tail.
Wow, the alcohol is well integrated. The Malt looks almost mild despite its almost 60% Vol. The peat smoke is beautifully integrated into sweet flavors and comes with a smoked bacon note. In the background yellow fruits. White pepper.
Spicy start with ginger and chili. Peaches. Pears. Burnt Marshmallow. Roasted almonds. Torfasche.
Medium. First, spicy notes again. Marzipan. The fruits are not quite so present anymore. Dry finish with toasted notes and some oak spice.