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Isle of Skye 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Isle of Skye 21 Years Old

Brand
Isle of Skye
Expression
21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
21 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd
Website
www.ianmacleod.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
Gritty wood spices and no shortage of tannins, malt, barley and balancing creamy oak. The aromas are showing some maturity with an almost Armagnac-esque character and with time some lovely, dustycoffee notes.
Palate
A lovely melange of juicy barley, honey and light oxidation notes. Again the oak is mature and dusty with a touch of coffee and herbs. Seriously deep with a developing minerality.
Finish
Long and very stony with lingering herbal notes.
Comment
A beautiful, mature whisky

Neil Ridley

84
Nose
Do we have a time traveller in our midst? This reminds me of old White Horse from the early 80s; slightly bitter caramel, but tempered with a lovely waft of floral smoke and vanilla custard tarts with nutmeg.
Palate
Another nutty one: hazelnuts, some salted peanut notes, cream soda, caramel and fresh butter.
Finish
A little short, but sweet nonetheless.
Comment
Someone's been behind the wheel of the Delorean here. Either that or they have put something very interesting together.
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