Isle of Skye has its origins in that most celebrated of Scottish Islands: Skye, home of the Clan Macleod.
Ian Macleod, the founder of ‘ISLE OF SKYE BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY’, was justifiably proud of his family’s 19th century recipe which contains a high proportion of carefully selected Island and Speyside malts.
Its smoothness, mellowness and quality are guaranteed by the fact that every whisky in the recipe has been mellowed in oak casks for at least 8 years - the recognised age of maturity for many malt whiskies.
Mellowed in Oak for 8 years
‘Superstar whisky that gives us all reason to live’, (Jim Murray’s whisky bible).
Rich in distinctive island and mellow Speyside malts - matured in oak casks for 8 years.
Nose: Stunningly evocative. Deep peaty tones waft from the glass, like the reek from a crofter’s lum. But there is a lot more beyond: the grains intermingle deliciously with oaky, vanilla notes and something malty and even slightly honeyed. The stuff of dreams.
Palate: Sweet at first, and remarkably viscous. This seems to be the peat hanging around and there is intense barley sugar and spice. Massively flavoured. This creaminess continues for what seems hours.
Finish: Remains sweet, spicy and chewy and at the end faintly nutty.
The oak returns at the end.
Comments: The stuff of dreams. Jim Murray, Classic Blended Scotch
Isle of Skye 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky is available to purchase from Tesco, Asda, Coop and many other leading outlets throughout the UK.
Mellowed in Oak for 12 years
Extra matured in oak casks for 12 long years. It contains an exceptionally high proportion of distinctive island and mellow Speyside malts which, after blending, are returned to cask to ‘marry’ prior to bottling.
Nose: Ripe, fruity and well balanced. Sherry, dried fruits and a hint of smoke. Water brings out a butter edge. A lot going on.
Palate: Overall, a little drier than the nose suggests but with excellent, soft, mid-palate weight. Light smoke all the way through.
Finish: Ripe and soft
Comments: Very well balanced. A lovely blend.
Isle of Skye 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky is available to purchase from Tesco, Asda, Coop and many other leading outlets throughout the UK.
Mellowed in Oak for 18 Years
Matured for at least 18 long years in oak casks, the Isle of Skye 18YO has a strong Island influence whilst maintaining Speyside characteristics at its heart. This Isle of Skye expression is presented in numbered bottles with limited availability.
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.
Mellowed in Oak for 21 years
This exceptional Isle of Skye 21YO is presented in a solid oak box with a bespoke neck tag. The whisky itself contains a high proportion of malt whiskies, including some whiskies from closed distilleries. The bottles of Isle of Skye 21YO have been numbered and have limited availability.
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.
Mellowed in Oak for 50 years
A unique blend of personally selected Scotch whiskies aged in oak for over fifty years. Only 400 individually numbered limited edition bottles.
Appearance: Rich gold.
Nose: Elegant and full, sweet oranges, white pepper and marzipan.
Palate: Complex mix of oriental spice, dried herbs and smoke
Finish: Long, with wood and continued spice.