Feis Ile – whisky trip part 1.1

May 21st, 2010

Just a very quick post from my iPhone.

I’m sat on an out crop of rocks 20 miles from Campbeltown. Strangly this is the best place to sit as there is a veiw of Ilsay with the setting sun.

Neil and Joel from Caskstrength.net are here trying to find a signal so they can get a laptop hooked up.
We’ve drove 9hours today, so a dram was on the cards.

We’ve got the Master of Malt 12 yo Islay, which I’ll be handing out this weekend at the Feis Ile as a part of their new Drinks by The Dram idea.

Nose: The top note has a good depth of fresh peat smoke with a coastal ozone (this might be part of sitting on a rock next to the sea), caramel and slight fruitiness.

Palette: Initially on the tongue there’s a wash of sweetness closer to Agave syrup than honey, followed by an elegant dance of light peat and tabacco smoke. This is fading into sweet lightly chewed grass and malt barley.

Finish: The finish is sustained with a great “and again” feel to it!

In summary: This is a great balanced whisky from the chaps at Master of Malt and would recommend it as an introduction to Islay for those who are looking for a change. It also a fantastic dram to simply sit on a warm summer evening at the beach or in the garden and enjoy with freinds.

Goodnight and cheers


*and again is that desire to go in for another sip.

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