I do not enjoy the peat from Isley Scotch but the Classic Laddie found a way to hide the peat behind the salt and oak. If you tend to shy away from all things Isley, take it from me...this may change your mind. I found a new favorite.
I was hooked on this Scotch instantly. The saltiness up front is beautiful and the oak throughout is well-balanced. I highly recommend especially for folks who shy away from smoke and peat.
Salt start with strong oak finish. Not a bad dram at all
I love the un-peated finish
Love this and love the bottle and packaging too. This is NOT especially peaty - by design - but there's just enough to complement the other flavors. Very easy to drink. Put it this way ... since trying, I keep thinking, "I cannot wait to have more." 'Nuff said.
Really good stuff, I feel you kinda have to like peaty whiskeys in order to enjoy this. Definitely worth the buy imo. Try it at a bar or restaurant first.
love this scotch! gentle, honey/butter flavor with some subtle spice hints. not a fan of the opaque baby-blue bottle.
Salted caramel & butterscotch.
Always loved Bruichladdich, but never had this non-peated version. Smooth, oaky, a touch of sweet. Nice to sip. If there were a summer Scotch, this would be it.
Absolutely amazing. Glorious spirit. Absolutely unbelievable. Did not expect this level of complexity. I think I found my favorite distillery.
A perfectly fine dram to enjoy while doing other things, but definitely not one that I'd sit back and focus on. Just missed the mark a bit to me and I love Islays.
Phenomenal whiskey. Great blend with phenomenal flavor and a smooth finish.
Sweet apple with light vanilla
Not sure if my bottle is defective… Definitely smoky… Wasn’t even on the flavor spiral
Brian, please send it to me. I love smoke. Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More depth of flavor than any others I’ve had at the price point. And a higher ABV (50%) doesn’t hurt either.
Easy to drink, salty nose, smooth
Peachy and salty. A great summer dram.
Intense and strong with a sweet finish
Definitely a woody finish with phenols (but not really smoky!). It really gets very harsh if you let it sit in your mouth before swallowing -- to the point that it overpowers your ability to taste any complexity. The scent is very appealing. Oily mouthfeel.
Aroma of warm honey and salt. Sweet on the pallet with caramel and vanilla with a bit of heat on the finish. Truly great if you think about the price point.
It is a nice scotch but unfortunately there is nothing noteworthy about it.
A nice ay to taste Islay without peat, but I definitely miss the peat. A bit hot and the finish is quite short.
Big fan of this! Everything I love about Islay scotch without the Peat I dislike. Hope to find something else like it.
My favorite unpeated scotch, light and goes down smooth.
Perfect balance of smoke and fruit. Might be my new go-to.
Smooth, light peat, warming and pleasant
Not much actually. Vanilla and fresh after taste.
This is a fine whisky, but it was not for me. Even being no peat, I could still detect the salty air. This is great for many tastes, but I prefer a little less of the salty/smokey air.