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Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company Review

Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company When this arrived i got excited, very excited, it is not often I get to try whisky this old but an Islay this old is definitely a rare occasion dram for me.

Distilled during the 1980s when there was a real rollercoater of things going on with whisky makes this a real rare dram to try also.

This is a real oddball and i have my ideas of what distillery this might be which i will keep to myself, but this works for me, the nose has that parma violet note that will put some off for sure, but it works for me, lots of banana here too.

A pricy dram but a damn tasty one too.

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

Tropical fruit salad, and umbongo come first, then a little dusty dunnage warehouse note, some gentle furniture polish notes, some acetone and a dash of crushed parma violet sweets (which i love so this works for me) there is a smoky element but its very much floral in nature, and a little vanilla essence and gentle meatiness sliding in as you sit with your nose in the glass

Palate

Theres a real foam and caramelised banana note here first followed by a sweet tropical fruit juice element, but then it goes floral gums and hints of powered parma violets, quite chalky, liquorice and peat smoke beginning to creep in with hints of charred oak and manuka honey

Finish

Dryish, fruity with chalky parma violets and hints of burnt ends

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Age: 33
ABV: 46.30
Distiller: The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Bottler: The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 25/08/2020 by Tom



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