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Cask Islay (AD Rattray) Review

Cask IslayAt the Glasgow whisky festival in November I tried a sample of this from the A D Rattray stand. I will admit at first I was a little bit sceptical about this NAS from Islay, could it match up to Islay name? The answer is yes of course, this was first produced as a blended malt it became a single malt last January and it really provides the classic Islay DNA at a very reasonable price.

The question remains which mystery Distillery is the Cask Islay from? Logic would tell you Bowmore given A D Rattray links to that distillery and given the zesty citrus flavours. There is nagging memory of Caol Ila on the palate with what I reckon is its youth, perhaps 6-8 years old, but I may be totally wrong. Its a great bottle of Islay, so why not try it, and you can pick up a bottle from Master of Malt

Tasting Notes & Details


Classic Islay, Sea, salt and fire on the beach at first, has an added zesty citrus freshness.


As with the nose you are hit with the burning embers of a beach fire,still with an influence of the sea. A firey oilness comes through as the age of the spirit has plenty of fight.


The finish was dry and was a lovely embering taste of Islay.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Cask Islay (AD Rattray)
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: AD Rattray
Bottler: AD Rattray
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 08/01/2015 by Neil

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