Staff Pick

The Six Isles Scotch

Item # 19564 750mL
$39.96/ Single Bottle
$239.76/ Case of 6
Country
ABV
43.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

Values like this one have become extremely rare in the Scotch category over the past few years which is just one of the reasons we are thrilled to offer a limited amount of this exceptional bottling of single malt whiskies. Made exclusively from single malts drawn from the top distilleries on the islands of Islay, Jura, Skye, Mull, Orkney and Arran this special spirit not only represents a huge swath of Scottish distillation heritage in one dram but also big flavors for a tiny price tag. At turns smoky, spicy and citrusy the evolution of flavors takes us from notes of camphor, honey and freshly peeled lemons to apricots, tangy peat, sweet toffee, toasted malt and beyond. A must have special edition for all whisky lovers.


Staff Pick Notes

What is a blended malt? Glad you asked... Blended Malt whisky is whisky blended from several individual single malts (exclusively malted barley), each of which is distilled at a different distillery, whereas traditional blended whisky may blend in whiskies made from other grains, such as corn. The Six Isles Scotch is exactly that: a blend of six individual single malts, one from each of the six whiskey-producing islands of Scotland (Islay, Jura, Mull, Arran, Skye, and Orkney). Simultaneously complex and concentrated, it is also deceptively lighter and more nimble compared to some of the bigger names. This little gem will surprise you and is very easy to drink. At this price, it stands up to its other smoky island cousins that cost twice as much!

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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