Single PX sherry hogshead #102010. The Spirit of Lewis is new make expression which has matured in fresh Euopean oak for a short period before being bottled.
This is how we Scot's used to make whiskey, from a (former) illicit still without computers and matured near the coast in a chilly, damp warehouse.
See our Abhainn Dearg Distillery blog article for review.
Nose: The result is a spirit with a grassy nose of tinned pears, with the emphasis on tin, sweet cereal, and a mildly herbal note.
Palate: Quite voluptuous in the mouth, smooth, with plump barley, and very drinkable.
Finish: Short to medium in length, gently spicy and slightly metallic, with a final fruit and nut chocolate taste.
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.