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Friday, March 18, 2016

The Six Isles (bottled 2015), 43 %

Review #258
This is a blended malt from Ian MacLeod (the new design from 2011). They have blended malts from all of the whisky producing Islands in Scotland and made this peaty dram. Well, when they started making it, it was the only Islands producing whisky, but a lot of things has changed since. Light and peaty in the smell with marzipan sweetness and light citrusy notes.

There is more peat in the taste. Fresh and malty with hints of grass and citrus. Some honey and loads of vanilla is coming forward in the finish. In the end, you are just left behind with some sweet peat, and that is a lovely feeling!

It seems a bit young, and not much oak influence is coming through. It is very easy drinking though, and I love the experiment with all the Islands represented in one bottle. With a little longer time in the cask and a bit higher ABV this could be much better. I will give this 83/100 (20/21/21/21).

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