Nose: Fruity, combining both tropical and fruit: apples, pears, papaya and mango.
Palate: Bittersweet oranges, mangos and warming spice with contrasting mint and green-tea notes.
Finish: Fruit fades to leafy herbs which become warming and minty.
A rare distillation from Islay, bottled at 40.8% alcohol and housed in an attractive wooden case. An offering from the past of a whisky island. Lemon pith, sea air, woodsmoke, fresh tar, mint and fresh berries are just part of the fantastic procession of tastes and smells which emerges from each glass
Matured in five refill sherry butts, this unpeated single malt was distilled on Hogmanay in 1968 at Islay’s northernmost distillery. We have bottled it at cask strength after the angels took their generous share. Distillation on Islay in the 1960s has become famed for producing magnificent spirit full of tropical fruit flavours, making whiskies like this an incredibly rare treat.