This is a single malt from an unnamed distillery, so similar to the Port Askaig or Cask Islay bottlings.
The official notes on the bottle are by the one and only Richard Paterson so quite an exciting dram to try this.
This is a damn tasty bottle of whisky, the smoke is ashy but there is a lemongrass and creamy / buttery underlying that works well, the mouthfeel is a little thin, young likely, but it's still very tasty and glad to see this is 46% un chill filtered and if it had been at 40% it would have been really wishy washy on the palate.
For around £32 a bottle this is definitely worth picking up and trying. You can get a bottle now from Master of Malt.
Oh I wasn't expecting it to be as ashy as it is here, burning embers, bonfire remnants, freshly tarred roads and shed roofs, hints of lemongrass and maybe a hint of creamy butter
Not as ashy as the nose but it's still there, powerful smouldering embers from the chiminea, not as thick on the mouthfeel as I'd have liked, thinner and more vanilla than expected, but very very tasty
Gets sweeter, with that ashy smoke still lingering
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