Whiskies of Scotland Blended Islay
Staff Pick

Whiskies of Scotland Blended Islay - 1997

Item # 31909 750mL
$124.96/ Single Bottle
$749.76/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

Pining for a some pure Islay whisky? We know; once you get a taste for that distinctive smoky, sweet, salty flavor that is what this island is all about there is no turning back. Notes include fiery peat smoke, linseed, wafts of sea air, preserved citrus peels, freshly turned earth, dried grass, roasted malt, salt water taffy, and more. The whisky just keeps developing in the glass and seems to unveil new layers every time you come back to it.

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Staff Pick Notes

What a solid blend of Islay malts here! Classic, fragrant peat intertwined with briny salty mineralized crunch! Sweet malted grain that's been transformed over the years, making this such a contemplative sipper. This is vintage dated, 17 year aged, and small batch (2-3 barrels.) Blends like this are rare and limited. As a fan of single malts I always relish the opportunity to seek out unique aromas and flavors of whiskies that are not otherwise found from regular distillery releases. Spirit geeks welcome!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


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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