Nose: Salty, peaty, smokey
Palate: Some smoke, grassy, oily and light oak
Finish: Vanilla and malt
Winner of the 2008 World Whiskies Award for Best Scotch Blend, 12 Years and Under, Islay Mist 12 Year Old, while being the newest addition to the range, is also perhaps the whisky which most embodies the Islay Mist spirit. A delicate blend of Laphroaig with complex spice, citrus and nutty undertones.
|Islay Mist Blended Scotch was originally created on the Scottish island of Islay in 1922 to celebrate the 21st birthday of Lord Margadale. It was thought that the local single malt scotch, Laphroaig, might be too heavy for all the guests’ taste so this unique blend of Laphroaig with Speyside malts and grain whisky was born.
What was achieved was a perfect synthesis of the unmistakeable notes of peat, smoke and sea air found in Islay Malts and the smoother, sweeter hints of Speyside Malts. The quality of Islay Mist has been recognised by the world’s most famous connoisseurs, including in the 2008 World Whiskies Awards. Islay Mist is available in four expressions: Deluxe, 8 Year Old, 12 Year Old and 17 Year old.