Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Ian MacLeod
ABV: 43%
Score: 83 points

Ian MacLeod bottles this blend from a mix of Speyside and “Island” malts, and that’s clearly reflected in the nose. It has a coastal influence with Talisker-like smokiness, along with heather and grassy notes. The taste is smokier than the nose, and the peat influence shows itself here, along with briny notes and a nutty touch of almonds and hazelnuts that linger into the finish.