Nose: Peaty, roasted nuts, pepper
Palate: Sweet, rich with plenty of peat on show
Finish: Lingering smokiness and spice
Islay Mist 8 Year Old uses the same blend as Islay Mist Deluxe but the character of the whisky changes subtly with the added years. The drinker will find perhaps less peat on the nose but experience a deliciously long, smooth finish. Arguably the best value for money in the range.
|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.