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Spirit Safe & Cask Islay Single Malt Tasting notes and reviews

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Spirit Safe & Cask Islay Single Malt

Brand
Spirit Safe & Cask
Expression
Islay Single Malt
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
8 years old
Abv
58.80%
Vintage
1998
Region
Islay
Availability
France

Dave Broom

82
Nose
Pale and strong and hot to start. When water is added the smoke emerges:seaweed (nori) light lemon. Defiant and vibrant.
Palate
Clean and smoky with sudden peppery burst of smoked fish,and that seaweed/marine note.
Finish
Oak cakes and then a sweet syrupy note. Cheesecake! Then it all comes together well.
Comment
Might lack subtlety,but sure as hell it definitely delivers.

Dominic Roskrow

85
Nose
Sweet toffee and peat then with water,melon and pineapple.
Palate
Not like the nose. The fruit's there but so are salt and oil,and a sharp and aggressive big mouth peatattack.
Finish
Long,smoky and peppery.
Comment
A fine example of young peat on the rampage.
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