Insider knowledge: Islay Mist 17 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Islay Mist 17 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Smooth. Walnut and toffee. Sultanas. Cigar boxes.
Palate: Fruity, heather honey, soft oak and smoke.
Finish: Good length, herbal.
Well, I've been looking for reviews of this whisky for a long time, and I came up short. Narry a review to be found, and that includes YouTube. From what I have gathered, this blend is rather hard to come by. There's plenty of it up here in Ontario, and that's where I picked it up at my local LCBO (although, I had to have stock transferred from another store). On the bottle, it claims to be predominantly blended with Laphroiag malts. I didn't really get much Laphroiag when tasting. Rather, I picked up notes that are more familiar to Highland malts (as advertised above by the this site). A little smoke; lots of sweet. This is a great blend that likely gives Ballantine's 17 a run for its money!
25th February 2014