Islay

Bruichladdich

Octomore Edition 07.2 Aged 5 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Peat and salinity are definitely at the forefront. But I love both and there is enough malt to provide some balance to my taste. — 7 days ago

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Ardbeg

Blaaack The Ultimate Committee 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The last of my Ardbeg from last year, good till the last drop — 3 months ago

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Kilchoman Distillery

Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

I'd still prefer wine after a dry run, but this whiskey sure did hit a spot. The balance and complexity of the Machir Bay is just undeniable, evident from the score achieved here. Fresh, zesty fruits are starkly juxtoposed with pastry-like nutty, creamy vanillin notes. The peat straddles the line between salinity and camp fire smoke. A rockstar finish that just lingers with sweet, malty flavour and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Needs a little air to sort out some initial aggression, but once that settles, I felt nothing was out of place. Best entry-level Islay for me! 2019 bottling here. — 5 months ago

Ceccherini, Severn and 7 others liked this

Ardbeg

Uigeadail The Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

We love Islay malts in winter— Seattle reached 17° F today, so we reached for the Oog. Gorgeous bottling if a touch sweet for my palate. Threads the needle of smoky peat/malt styles very well. Best with a few drops of water to open up. — a month ago

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Laphroaig

10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lovely! Heavily peated, aromatic deliciousness. — 3 months ago

Wemyss Malts

Untold Riches Bunnahabhain Aged 28 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Liking as it opens. No need for any water. — 6 months ago

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Bruichladdich

Black Art Aged 26 Years Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1994

Perhaps slightly less “interesting” than some peated scotches, but if you don’t like this, you just don’t like amazing whiskey. — a month ago

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Mortlach

16 Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A gift from an old school friend at our 51st Reunion at Toowoomba Grammar School for those who graduated in 1970. He is a huge Single Malt fan and it was great to have the benefit of his experience and try this Mortlach 16 years old, for the first time. This is a Speyside single malt matured in only Sherry casks which impart a fruity note. Very mellow, balanced and warming on the palate. I normally prefer peaty Islay malts but this was a nice change - very high quality with full bodied flavours. Thanks John - I will buy another bottle next winter. — 3 months ago

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