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Ailsa Bay Single Malt

(70cl, 48.9%)

Ailsa Bay Single Malt
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Ailsa Bay Single Malt Bottling Note

Single malt from Ailsa Craig, founded in 2007 with a capacity of 12,000,000 litres on the same site as Girvan. Several styles of malt whisky are produced there, from sweet and light to heavier and more sulphury (two stills have steel condenser rather than copper) as well as peated styles up to 50ppm.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Custard and some phenolic ash, some Big Red too, becoming more chalky and cereal driven with subtle golden syrup. As the producer's notes state, bacon then emerges.

Palate: Undoubtedly meaty 'n' peaty. More of that chalky cereal (dry muesli?) and golden syrup with Big Red in support.

Finish: Sweet, smoky and drying. More Big Red with vanilla.

Overall: The Big Red (spicy cinnamon sweets) are an ever-present but never threaten to dominate this sweet peaty treat.

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Ailsa Bay Single Malt Reviews

Islay lovers will love Ayrshire's finest

First impressions on the nose: smoked haddock according to my son, smoked kippers for me. We both love Ardbeg, and put this at least on a par. Can't recommend it enough.

30th January 2018

Big Islay character, but smoother and more accessible

When it comes to single malts, I'm an Islay guy, through and through. Peat, smoke, and big, full whiskys are my thing. I was lead to Alisa Bay by a wonderful woman at The Whisky Store in London, when I asked for something as big and character-ful as my beloved Ardbeg and Laphroaig. This is every bit as full of character, but much smoother and "lighter" overall. My friends who just can't handle the Islays find the Alisa Bay very nice. I treasure this bottle, and do not share it with people who do not already know their single malts. This is one of the special ones I take out, only for those who truly appreciate a finer single malt!

14th January 2018

Not a fan of peat

I think if I liked the flavor of jet fuel I’d be happier with this

13th December 2017

Definitely worth the buy

Got this as a gift from here a few years ago. Been trying to get a bottle ever since. Amazing

25th November 2017

Simply the best

OMG, this is single malt perfection!!! Highly recommended.

23rd November 2017

Perfectly balanced peat treat

A very good whisky, the peat & sweet go hand in hand to create the most perfectly balanced whisky I have tried, if this is the first bottling then it's really one to watch

20th March 2017

the best whisky so far. ever

Tasted about 60-70 singlemalts. This is the best so far.

28th January 2017

Remarkable whisky

The smoky taste and nose in this whisky do not overpower the underlying sweetness. I bought it, tasted it and, in a remarkably short time, found the bottle empty! It has all the peat you could want but does it without being overbearing. I love my Octomore's but this provides the smoke and sweet in a way which may be more open to non peat heads. It is Alisa Bay's first official bottling. I am going to get another bottle and look forward to seeing what they do next.

10th September 2016

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