The Whisky Barrel Exclusive Bottlings – Isle of Islay 10 Year Old

At The Whisky Barrel we have something very special for 2018. An exclusive bottling from one of Scotland’s most famous Islay distilleries. It’s a mystery malt so we can’t be exact but we can tell you that it is packed full of that famous Islay peat flavour. It comes from the south east coast of the Isle of Islay. It’s not Ardbeg and it’s definitely not Laphroaig (because we did that last year!)

Casks like this one don’t very appear often so we snapped up the chance to get this bottled exclusively for customers of The Whisky Barrel. You’re in for a treat with another superb #IndyScotchWhisky. We introduce our Isle of Islay 10 year old 2007 Exclusive Malts, 57.1%, Single refill hogshead #200703.

The Isle of Islay, located off the west coast of Scotland, is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands and known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’.

Islay is perhaps best known for its whiskey, with eight distilleries each producing their own distinctive single malts. The three distilleries along the south east coast of the island, Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Lagavulin all have a prominent peaty flavour; a true characteristic of Islay malts.

Isle of Islay 10 Year Old is a rare find to say the least. The refill hogshead cask yields just 285 bottles. Distilled at one of Islay’s south eastern distilleries (which once contained the famed micro distillery Malt Mill), this malt will be of interest to collectors and connoisseurs alike.

Tasting Notes

This malt is a lovely golden straw colour. On the nose this malt is crisp and fresh with scents of fresh hay, sea salt and peat. On the palate this malt is smooth and has a perfect balance of peat and earthy notes. The saltiness lingers and the finish is long and comforting with warmth coming from that famous peat.

It is available to buy now online.