A.D. Rattray 'Cask Islay' Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Scotland
Cask Islay is a small batch single malt Scotch whisky from an unnamed Islay distillery, bottled by A. D. Rattray, who have a bit of a history with excellent independent bottlings. This tasty rascal was matured in a mix of ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry hogsheads, but who did it come from? Mystery! Suspense! Yummy, smoky whisky laden with fruit notes! Cask Islay has got it all!
Nose: Rich peat, candied orange peels and a light breeze of coastal air.
Palate: Fresh orange and honeyed barley notes, surrounded by peat smoke. Quite oily. A hint of crumbly sea-side fudge glows in the centre.
Finish: Sweet apple and light smoke lasts on the long finish.
Overall:Delicious. Some classic Islay notes that will have you racking your brain for "Where did I taste that before?"