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Islay Mist 8 Years Old Manzanilla La Gitana Cask Finish Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Islay Mist 8 Years Old Manzanilla La Gitana Cask Finish

Brand
Islay Mist
Expression
8 Years Old Manzanilla La Gitana Cask Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
MacDuff International ~ MacDuff International
Region
Islay
Website
www.macduffint.co.uk
Availability
Asia & Europe

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
A melange of barley and tart citrus with hints of greengage, bog myrtle, and camphor. Some dusty / earthy spice and peat emerge with a hint of grain spirit.
Palate
Full, barley with coffeed wood tannins, and earth. A waft of smoke comes through with hints of tar, iodine and coastal peat. The peat becomes more dominant on the middle.
Finish
Long with the citrus, salt and grain spirit giving it a mouth tingling finish. Lovely, sooty, tarry after-taste.
Comment
That's how to make a great blend! The Islay component dominates, but you can't argue with quality.

Charles Montanaro

72
Nose
Pleasurable old oak with a touch of chalkiness. Finishing on sawdust and solvent.
Palate
Watery with faint phenolic qualities, very much insipid in many ways.
Finish
Long lasting, out of place, light smoke with uncharacteristic malty flavours, thin.
Comment
After three tastes of this dram, still consider it peculiar for my taste. Difficult to establish its identity or where it positions itself on the market.
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    MacDuff International
  • Phoenix House. Pegasus Avenue. Phoneix Business Park. Paisley. Renfrewshire. Scotland. PA1 2BH
  • Tel : +44 141 887 2900
    MacDuff International
  • Phoenix House. Pegasus Avenue. Phoneix Business Park. Paisley. Renfrewshire. Scotland. PA1 2BH
  • Tel : +44 141 887 2900

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