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Isle of Skye 8 Year Old

a walk into wine gum land

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@galgReview by @galg

4th Apr 2011


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It’s blend time again. This time a finished blends which i find very interesting. Originally Six Isles is a blended scotch from Ian McLeod distillers consisting of whiskies from each of Scotland’s whisky producing islands of Islay, Jura, Skye, Mull, Orkney and Arran. This wee dram was further matured (finished) in Pomerol casks (from the Pomerol wine Appellation)

Nose : It’s just like entering a sweets shop. Wine gums, gummy bears, marmalade and some wine tannins swimming in that sweet nose of a dram. Palate : Sweet entry with oak , dried fruit , spicy dark and milk chocolate and chocolate covered nuts. Very good. Finish : Cocoa beans , marmalade ,chocolate pralines.

Bottom line:

A very enjoyable and well made blend. The nose is something that captured me, offering a lovely sweet, and winey experience, taking me back to my childhood (well, that was quite some time ago,i am getting old!). Lovely well rounded dram, and worth the $$$.

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Ol_Jas commented

I brought a bottle of this home to the U.S. from Munich in 2011 and I thought it was just absolutely beautiful. It's long gone now, but I remember an assertive, rich smoke that rode on top of that sweetness. So rich, so good.

I thought mine was 46%, though.

In any case, a great whisky. This is easily one of the bottles from my past that I most wish I could find again.

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