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Grace Ile 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company Review

Grace Ile 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company A 25 year old single malt from one of Islays fabulous distilleries makes this dram one i was very keen to try.

We can easily rule out a few distilleries on this one as being too new to be responsible, and there are maybe a few clues in the flavour profiles as to what this could be, but i think i will leave my opinions of what it might be in my head and not try to influence others thinking.

Well this is a fabulous dram, filled with huge fruity notes that i really like from drams like this, old islays have this delicous fruity juicy note that is completely different from the overly punchy young pretenders on the market at the moment.

You can pick up a bottle of this for a very reasonable price at specialists like Master of Malt.

Many thanks to Atom Brands for the sample of this delicious dram

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

The first couple of sniffs on a settled glass give gentle notes of lightly smouldering straw, a touch of farmyard hay and straw (not the more manure version of farmyard) comes in also, liquprice and touches of tropical fruit juice, um bongo maybe, coming in also, the peat is vegetal and sweet, the nose utterly enticing.

Palate

Definite elements of tropical fruit juice comes first for me here, then liquorice wrapped burnt ends and well cooked crispy bacon bits, the peat smoke twists amongst them but stays as a part of the flavour not the overpowering note which works really well for me, like a smoked cocktail or fancy restaurant dish

Finish

Sweet peat, mouthwatering, tropical fruits and liquorice that lasts and lasts

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Grace Ile 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Age: 25
ABV: 48.00
Distiller: The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Bottler: The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 24/08/2020 by Tom



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