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Ailsa Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting notes and reviews

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Ailsa Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Brand
Ailsa Bay
Expression
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
48.90%
Produced at
Girvan Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.williamgrant.com
Availability
Buy online now
United Kingdom
Ailsa Bay £53.95

Chris Goodrum

83
Nose
Now this feels like it has some miles on the clock! A beautiful melange of barley husk, soft apricot, white fruit, honey and oak. Water makes it quite aromatic and herbal.
Palate
A little dry and straw-like to begin with; barley husks, white fruit and rather intrusive alcohol. Some sweeter barley notes come through on the middle with a touch of honey and earth. Diluted, it's a little watery.
Finish
Short, hot and a little honeyed. Water brings out some smokiness.
Comment
Although pleasant, I think it has been bottled just in time.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Sweet peat smoke, Bakewell tart and some green apple. There is almond, chamois leather and citricidal. The smoke is sweet, not medicinal and shrouds the nose in a very inviting way.
Palate
The base of smoke gives way to peach melba drizzled with honey, elements of granola, and more of the chamois leather from the nose. Dusty, dry and very drinkable.
Finish
Toasted hot cross buns and cinnamon give a dry, smoky end.
Comment
A quality spirit balancing smoke, citrus, sweetness. Serve in a hip-flask or a highball
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