By: Andrew Whiteley
K&L Staff Member
I've found myself going back to this bottle multiple times over the last two days. It's extraordinarily balanced and integrated and seems to demand you take another taste. The briny, salty, smoky nose is alluring. It's got caramel and butterscotch, but also citrus and spice. Remarkably, the red fruits I expected to find sitting on top of the whisky like so many red wine finished bottles are difficult to pick out. This is the beauty of the full term in the Bordeaux barrel. It's folded into the whisky so well. Bottled near the 120 proof mark you might also expect this to be a hot bruiser, but even without water, it's very drinkable. If you're on the fence, ask yourself the following questions: Do you love Islay whisky? Do you love unique and well crafted whisky that shows artistry and grace? Do you love the flexibility cask strength whisky gives you, the drinker? And last, do you love an outrageously good deal? For under $100 bucks, this is a steal. If you answered yes to these questions. Don't hesitate, we just have the one cask.