Bottled April 2012, this 3 year old single malt from Abhainn Dearg Distillery on the Isle of Lewis has matured in a fresh ex-bourbon cask.
See our Abhainn Dearg Distillery blog article for a full write-up of this little Hebridean distillery.
Nose: A young spirit, barley sugar, butterscotch, vanilla, pine forest and sea salt.
Palate: Warming, the barley sugar and vanillas on the nose are all kept in check by pine needles and salivating salt.
Finish: Oily with a sea salty tang leaving a mineral and slightly dry finish.
Abhainn Dearg Distillery
Abhainn Dearg Single Malt Whiskey
Abhainn Dearg Distillery was established in 2008 by Marko Tayburn and is a Scottish Islands distillery situated at Carnish near Uig in the Isle of Lewis on the Outer Hebrides. Abhainn Dearg Distillery uses locally grown and malted barley, matures its spirits in dunnage warehouses close to the Atlantic shore and bottles by hand at the distillery. Draff is fed a local heard of Highland cattle. With just two very small stills each with a round wooden worm tub Abhainn Dearg Distillery has the smallest capacity of all Scottish malt whiskey distilleries.