Islay, Scotland

Bruichladdich

Ochdamh-mòr Octomore Masterclass 08.1 8 Years Super-Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Like sitting by a beach fire with kelp and charcoal — 16 days ago

Soshi, norikazu and 1 other liked this

Laphroaig

10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1815

Had this bottle for a long time already. And thought it to be a basic peaty Islay. But it is a very fine rounded, bit sweet and not too agressive. Better get a new one. — a month ago

Peter, Sylvain and 1 other liked this

Bruichladdich

Black Art 5.1 24 Year Single Malt Scotch 1992

Fantastic single malt that we brought back from Scotland. More Speyside in character than Islay for sure, this has some amazing aromas of hazelnut with a great, lingering finish. Awesome! — a month ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Bill, David and 9 others liked this

Glengyle

Kilkerran Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Something we brought back from St Andrews, this is much better than the 8.5s I’m seeing on Delectable. Great synergy of sweetness and smoke, this is impressive for a 12-year-old scotch. Well done! — 15 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Muralee, Shawn and 8 others liked this

Peat Reekers

Double Standard Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

The name ain’t a lie. This stuff is stinky. Lots of peat and fire. — 5 days ago

Ron liked this

Edradour

Natural Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2002

Wow. Incredible scotch, and definitely the smoothest cask strength scotch I’ve had. Rich caramel character on the nose, it has a rich palate with hints of smoke and molasses and and amazingly lingering finish. Really terrific. — 5 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Muralee and 10 others liked this
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

55%, but it’s incrrdibly smooth.

Douglas Laing

Big Peat Small Batch Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

One of my favorites. As unique and peaty as they come. Not super easy to find, but worth the search. — 17 days ago

Càrn Mòr

Bottled 2018 Glentauchers Aged 8 Years Sherry Puncheon Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2010

Utterly fantastic. Got turned on to this from a guy at a scotch place on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Wasn’t at all familiar with “single cask” bottlings...but clearly with the right person making the selection, the result can be off the charts. Easily among the top 10 scotches I’ve ever had, this is brilliant. Great nose that provides layers of sweet malt, some molasses, and a hint of peat, this has a beautiful mouthfeel with an expansive palate that just blossoms with hints of sherry, vanilla, and spice, ending with a seamless, lingering finish. Awesome. — 8 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
David, Shay and 7 others liked this

Oban

Little Bay of Caves Single Malt Scotch Whisky

If candied orange slices could be slow cooked in a smoke pit, along with spices, then filtered through a high alcohol sieve, then maybe just maybe you’d have something close to the Oban transcendental experience. Sublime, one dangerous small sip at a time — 16 days ago

Paul LafortezzaOwen Mazon
with Paul and Owen
P, manyardo and 2 others liked this