Random review I’d skipped over today.
Another one of those mystery Islay’s that many people do. This particular version comes to us from A.D. Rattray and I found it in Majestic here in the UK.
Cask Islay 46%
Nose: Oily, earthy and citrusy. Very Lagavulin. Lime, lemon, burnt caramel, peat fires.
Taste: Very oily and citrusy. Lemon, lime, burnt caramel and toffee, strong peat smoke, sappy oak. Burning hay and malt.
Finish: Medium length. Sappy oak and peat smoke.
When I first tried this I thought it was definitely Lagavulin. Quite young but great at 46%, better than the 16yo I thought!
Now heard last year that it is in fact Caol Ila these days, and probably was then too.
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