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Isle of Skye Whisky unveils exclusive new 18 and 21yo whiskies

Isle of Skye Whisky unveils exclusive new 18 and 21yo whiskies

By Ian Macleod |  09/01/2015

To toast the start of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky is pleased to announce the launch of two new limited edition blended Scotch whiskies, an 18 and 21 Year Old.

 

Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky has introduced the additional expressions as an extension to the range that currently features the popular 8yo blend, described by Jim Murray as a ‘superstar whisky that gives us all reason to live’. A fruity and well-balanced 12yo and a limited edition, elegant 50yo, of which only 400 bottles were ever produced, complete the selection.

 

The new 18yo has an enticing coastal air with gooseberry, cinnamon bread and gentle peat on the nose with a light smoke and fresh fruitiness on the palate and a malt and dark chocolate finish.

The 21yo has a nutty, dried banana and brown sugar nose with a rich full body on the palate, honeyed porridge and tropical fruit. The finish is wonderfully long and of dry rich oak.  

 

Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers.  Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky range was created based on a 19th century family recipe that blends distinctive peaty Island and mellow Speyside malts. Unusually for blends, each whisky in the recipe has been aged for a minimum of eight years. The addition of the 18 and 21yo whiskies will provide consumers with a superb high quality alternative to the standard 8 and 12yo within the range.”

 

The RRP for the 18 and 21yo are £85.00 and £125.00 respectively. Both are available from Harrods and the Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky online shop.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.isleofskyewhisky.com

 

Please drink responsibly
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Tasting Notes:

 

18YO

Nose:  Enticing coastal air with gooseberry, cinnamon bread and gentle peat; underlying lime, chilli and black pepper. 

Palate: Gentle smoke present from the start with a fresh fruitiness that balances wonderfully with building toffee notes.

Finish: Peat smoke slowly fades with malt and dark chocolate.

 

21YO

Nose: Full and nutty; oily, with dried banana, brown sugar, orange zest, treacle and faint wood smoke.

Palate: Rich full body, great oily mouth feel and depth of flavour; honeyed porridge, tropical fruit, all spice with gentle peat.

Finish: Wonderfully long and dry with rich oak, dried fruits and soft peat smoke.

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