Cask Islay
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Undisclosed
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • lemon
  • fudge
  • orange zest
  • apple
  • pepper
  • sweet
  • oily
  • peaty

A. D. Rattray

Cask Islay (0.7l, 46%)
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Character Goatson
The mystery of the Spirit is very cool, but it’s the flavor that will win your heart.

A. D. Rattray has been an independent bottler of Whisky since 1868. Since those early times they have distributed dozens of classic malt Whisky brands and created a few of their own, sourced from the smaller boutique distilleries of Scotland. They are not only an independent distributor and bottler, they are also historians and keepers of the Whisky faith via their "Whisky Experience" facility in South Ayrshire.

These days their house brands include the uniquely re-born and revitalized Stronachie, Cask Islay, Bank Note, and their famous Cask Collection series of specially sourced individual barrels of Scotland’s most famous single-malts.

The first thing that you need to know about Cask Islay Single Malt Scotch is that the distillery is a trade secret. What they mean by that is that they are able to skim five to ten barrels of super-premium Single Malt from one of the most prominent distilleries on Islay — again, they won’t say who — and then deliver each limited edition as Cask Islay. The mystery of the Spirit is very cool, but it’s the flavor that will win your heart. Aged in exBourbon and ex-Sherry casks, this dram is a fine example of everything good about Islay Whiskies — fruit-forward, complex, a perfect 46% ABV, and with just enough flavorful smoke to let you know where it came from. And it has won a recent string of Gold medals to prove the point.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Undisclosed
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The peat smoke is almost buttery with orange zest and sea spray.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oily texture with smoked granola, Meyer lemon, and fudge.

Finish
Long with apple and a beach campfire aroma.
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  • smoky
  • lemon
  • fudge
  • orange zest
  • apple
  • pepper
  • sweet
  • oily
  • peaty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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