Cask Islay (A.D. Rattray) Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 46%
Product details
Cask Islay (A.D. Rattray)
Country Scotch Whisky
Region Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand A. D. Rattray
Style Single Malt Whisky

Cask Islay

Cask Islay is a small batch single malt Scotch whisky from an unnamed Islay distillery, bottled by A. D. Rattray, who have a bit of a history with excellent independent bottlings. This tasty rascal was matured in a mix of ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry hogsheads, but who did it come from? Mystery! Suspense! Yummy, smoky whisky laden with fruit notes! Cask Islay has got it all!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Rich peat, candied orange peels and a light breeze of coastal air.

Palate Fresh orange and honeyed barley notes, surrounded by peat smoke. Quite oily. A hint of crumbly sea-side fudge glows in the centre.

Finish Sweet apple and light smoke lasts on the long finish.

Overall Delicious. Some classic Islay notes that will have you racking your brain for "Where did I taste that before?"

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Cask Islay (A.D. Rattray)
Racking my brains
Like the overall notes. I'm wracking my brain to figure out what distillery this is. Just small sample of yhis and it's blown me away.

Can't stop dreaming of it. Such a good whisky
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Very good
For me it is up there with the big Islay brands (Laphroaig 10, Caol Ila 12, Ardbeg 10 ). Definitely better than Finlaggan or even Talisker 10 (which is a pale shadow of the former itself)
Strong peat, sweetness, 46 % ABV, and if coloured then not so much (like Talisker or Bowmore). Highly recommended,
I would buy again
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
One of the best I’ve had in a while
Smooth, sweet and peaty. Lagavulin - I think!?
Chris , United Kingdom
one year ago
October 9th ,2020
Not bad at all smooth and easy to drink a fair dram at the price cheers
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Well done.
Nicely done. I tasted this first while visiting A.D. Rattray in Scotland. I was very happy to find a bottle when I returned to the US. I read this is 35 ppm. Likely Caol Ila or Lagavulin (I think!).
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
time to ponder!
Again, At the start it took a very long time to get into the bottle as all i got was huge amount of smoke and some peat with a weird second pallet taste i couldnt put my finger on!

But then after letting it air(few months), it suddenly changed into an incredibly well balanced dram. Just a perfect amount of peat v smoke with a lovely fruity, vanilla and sweet taste that has a long finish.
Excellent dram!!!
will , United Kingdom
4 years ago
Well worth it
A gorgeous whisky, like a Lagavulin but more high notes to enjoy on a warm summer evening.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
A smooth and tasty whisky excellent for the price!
Pale straw colour.Strong notes of orange with peppery honeyed sweetness.Slight astringency with strong hints of smoke and some salt.Slight afterburn on the tongue but smooth finish.A good single malt.
R E , United Kingdom
4 years ago
A Calvados gone wrong.
The light smoke finish the tasting notes mention is actually a strong hot burn that hurts my throat and disturbs the flavour balance. I don't know about the other bottles, but mine doesn't taste as if it was skillfully distilled.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
This is, in my humble opinion, an overtly peated experiment at Bunnahabhain that turns out to have a similar taste to Laphroaig without being it (lack of tar notes). First A.D Rattray bottles Bunnahabhain and have a good relationship there, the distillery probably didn’t think the results would align with the house tasting profile and flushed the project away , selling the casks to Rattray. The smoking gun might be the subtle vanilla signature of Bunnahabhain toward the finish, which is quite persistent. Who cares what it is, it’s excellent!
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago