Nose: Salty, peat, sherry Palate: Vanilla, nutty oils, smokiness Finish: Perfectly balanced peat, oak and vanilla
The ultimate in blended Islay whiskies; Islay Mist is a truly extraordinary Scotch, the perfect balance of oak, grain, malt and peat. As whisky expert Jim Murray says in his 2004 Whisky Bible, Islay Mist 17 Year Old is ”arms-behind-the-head, lean-back-and-close-the-eyes-stuff... Brilliant.” And with a score of 93 out of 100, the second highest tally for any blended whisky out of the 2000 whiskies tested, it is high praise indeed.
|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.|