This week, we take a look at Scotland’s unofficial sixth whisky region, the infamous Isle of Islay.
Known as ‘The Queen of The Hebrides’, Islay may be small in relation to other whisky-producing regions but it still has ten distilleries and a reputation all of its own. Islay is perhaps best known for its smoky, peaty flavours, which come from malting barley over burning peat.
Unsurprisingly given its location, Islay whiskies often have flavours of the sea. Ageing their casks in sea-facing dunnage warehouses, Whisky distilled and matured on the island can often include subtle hints of seaweed, brine and even kippers.
These bottles are perfect for those looking for an extra special gift this Christmas, ideal for those who prefer a smokier dram, packed full of character and body!
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