Scotch Whisky - Blended Malt - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Insider knowledge: Poit Dhubh 12 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Poit Dhubh 12 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Arrival is all Oloroso sherry with lovely toffee and dried fruits. The long finish is a blast of smokey peat. However, this is no Lagavulin 16 as the elements are not so well integrated, nor does it have Laga's complexity or age. However it is about £20 a bottle cheaper. Blended in the Isle of Skye may well include some Talisker. Bottled unchillfiltered at 43% it is a great find and very good value.
3rd June 2014