What's in a name? Vintage Islay 5 Year Old Malt (Signatory) whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Vintage Islay 5 Year Old Malt (Signatory) whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Tar, roadworks and buttery grass. Caramel and honey provide the sweet touch.
Palate: Sweet then peat! Sugared lemon peel followed by woodsmoke, leather and tyres.
Finish: Smokey sweetness lingers.
Overall: A great Islay, wherever it's from.
May not have the maturity of other malts, but well worth a visit. Not lacking in flavour, but gives a more subtle Islay experience.
25th February 2014
Seems to be in the wrong category!
25th August 2012