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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lochlann 8 yo, Islay Single Malt (Chapter 7), 60,5 %

Review #363
This is a whisky from an unknown Islay distillery, bottled by Chapter 7. This label is from the Danish retailer Golden Drops (Chapter 7’s label is shown below). Fresh Islay peat in the smell. Salt, barley and some white fruits. It is very simple, and it doesn’t feel like it is above 60 %. That is quite good for a whisky this young!

Well, the 60,5 % shows in the taste. A lot of alcohol at first, but when you exhale, the peat really comes rushing in! The finish long and warm, and some fresh fruits comes to mind. Not much, but just a bit to give it all some extra fresh- and sweetness.

The colour on this is almost as pale as water, and I love it! Don’t try and trick us with caramel and other stuff, just let the whisky speak for itself. This is not a complex whisky or a whisky that is meant for sophisticated times. This is a young and powerful Islay whisky with a great balance, that does exactly what it is supposed to: Give you the warmth on a cold winters day! I will give this 85/100 (21/21/22/21).

*** paid sample ***

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