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Islay Mist

Islay Mist
Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25.99

Islay Mist
Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of whole wheat scone, marmite, raisin bran, iodine, and dried apricot with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long finish revealing accents of heather and smoked chocolate finish. A rich and malty blended Scotch whisky with a great dose of smoky peat.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: whole wheat scone, marmite, raisin bran, iodine, and dried apricot
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of heather and smoked chocolate
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and malty blended Scotch whisky with a great dose of smoky peat.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
975 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
1 617-776-6700

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Blended Scotch

Spirits Glass Glencairn Scotch Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Blended Scotch whiskies require a mix of dozens of different malt whiskies to be combined with grain whisky in order to create the desired blend. The individual percentages of each malt whisky may be small, but each contributes its unique character to the blend. A blender will thus need to buy or produce a large amount of different malt whiskies in order to maintain the consistency of the blend. Thus, for a malt whisky distillery, the single malt may get all of the glory, but the blends ultimately pay the bills.