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The Big Strand

(70cl, 46%)

The Big Strand
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The Big Strand Bottling Note

A single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed distillery on Islay, bottled by Morrison & MacKay. The name, The Big Strand, comes from the long sandy beach way out west on the Isle of Islay.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Delightfully coastal, with hints of oily barley underneath.

Palate: The coastal theme continues on the palate, with a touch of bonfires too.

Finish: Vanilla and smoke. Some fresh fruit sweetness.

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Big Strand Reviews

Not for me

Feels like im drinking a liquid version of an industrial fire.

13th January 2018

Lovely seaside dram

Reminiscent of delicious Ardbeg and Laphroaig whiskies with good balance of peat and smoke but less intense "iodine" flavours and hence easier drinking. Enjoyed this one a lot. Great price too.

11th January 2018

Nice dram, especially for the price

I have to disagree with others who presumably also had this in the advent calendar. This is a nice round dram, with an oily mouthfeel and bold seaside and campfire flavors, rounded out by a nice oak flavor . It doesn’t bite much, and even less so with a small drop of water.

30th December 2017

too sharp

Sadly this one is not for me. Has an overpowering sharpness that I could not find enjoyable.

27th December 2017

Creosote

Like licking an ash tray without the texture normally associated with old cigarette butts

25th December 2017

Great Value Islay Malt Blend

Somewhat lighter flavour than Laphroag's Quater Cask with some younger whiskies. Very enjoyable at a good strength and no colouring. Lovely stuff and excellent value -

24th December 2017

A happy whisky

The fruitiest single malt ever. Try with a roast bird and gravy. The smokiness with citrusy undertones and the vanilla will pair beautifully

17th December 2017

Bad

A lover of many fine and cheaper Whiskeys this was definetly one of my least enjoyed. Smoke flavor tasted more like burnt oil and ammonia.

15th December 2017

I think I don’t like pear

Not a fan of bonfires

13th December 2017

Simply perfect..

One of my favorites! Very good value for money! 👌🏻

20th September 2017

Cracker of a cheap Islay

Young caol ila.....vanilla...smoke...more smoke...maybe a wee blast of candied lemon.....but bang for your buck a cracker

11th April 2017

FDLARRY

Very nice dram. Young but full of flavour. Nice smoke. Love it.

19th March 2017

A long walk on a windy beach......Go for it

Fantastic bonfire smoke and ash with Windy coastal sea spray, At half the price of a lot of Islay Whisky don't let the non age statement put you off.

5th March 2017

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