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Is this Islay?

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@AKGcandlefishReview by @AKGcandlefish

23rd Jul 2013

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    19
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
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Color: apricot.

Nose: Not your typical Islay! Quite malty. Grainy cereal notes with a hint of sweet brown sugar and a whisp of something tart like pomegranate seeds. The light touch of peat hovers just below the surface.

Body: full bodied and thick.

Palate: chocolate malt, cinnamon candies, and red wine.

Finish: Big but short. There's a blast of pepper and smoke, but then it is gone, followed by the slow, lingering licorice after-taste of cough syrup.

I picked this one up for two reasons: 1) a video I saw about the distillery's eco-friendly methods and 2) the package design, which is beautiful. But to be honest, for the price, I thought this was a wonderful little whisky. Not what I would normally grab when I long for Islay, but this is a unique stand-in for several Speyside whiskies. Definitely worth a venture.

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4 comments

Rigmorole commented

This one fell short for me. I was disappointed by it

6 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Give it a couple of months and see. You might notice it opens up a bit.

6 years ago 0

@AKGcandlefish
AKGcandlefish commented

Hey, I'm just happy that I found a bottle I can enjoy at half the price of my typical purchases. I'm going broke!

6 years ago 0

@Onibubba
Onibubba commented

Keep in mind that even though it is an Islay whisky, many Bruichladdichs are unpeated expressions. I think that their standard peated expressions now fall under the Port Charlotte label.

6 years ago 0

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