Nose: Opens on peach melba with a sprinkling of dried coconut followed by more soft fruit notes, jelly beans. It’s an olfactory fruit bomb. As it continues, sugar almonds and orange and lemon syrupy sweet aromas join the party. Once the fruit settles down a little, the superb notes and flavours of American oak add their vanilla fudge and toasted hazelnut flavours with a dash of bourbon from a previous life.
Taste: It’s the mellowness of this oak that creates a bubble in which all the aromatics and taste sensations are held lovingly. After approximately 10 minutes a note of soft banana on toasted rye bread comes on board and the bubble starts to rise, which is does serenely, and is caught in the slipstream of a warm Westerly sea breeze which uplifts the notes of the wild flowers and heather covered hills as they rise from the glass.
Finish: Distilled essence! This Champagne of Islay will stimulate and captivate not only your senses, but your heart. Enjoy the flight; you have just been upgraded to first class with our compliments!