Tasting Notes

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Isle of Skye 8

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.