Islay Journey Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Hunter Laing
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • malt
  • earthy
  • vanilla
  • seaweed
  • milk chocolate
  • peaty
  • citrus
  • smoky
  • berries

Hunter Laing

Islay Journey Blended Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 46%)
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Character Goatson
A delicious ticket for a smoky journey to Islay.

After they gave us Highland Journey, Hunter Laing came up with another Scottish trip. Now, getting to the legendary island of Islay where almost every town has a distillery is quite an ordeal, so having them bottle its character as a mouthwatering Whisky is more than welcome. The bottler carefully selected barrels from the finest distilleries, blended the Whiskies and aged them in ex-Bourbon barrels, creating a truly Islay blend.

Smoke, peat and seaweed make you feel like you’re walking along the green coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The concoction was made by Master Blender Tom Aitken, who wanted to grab the essence of Islay, lock it in a liquid and offer it to all peat lovers like it was a postcard. It’s aromatic AF, rich and slightly influenced by Bourbon (ah, the vanilla notes). We can’t help but imagine sipping on it by the fireplace with a good book on the lap.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Hunter Laing
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Sandy gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Unmistakable Islay nose of peat smoke, iodine and seaside air with notes of red berry and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Warm malty flavors accompanied by earthy peat, sea spray, seaweed, vanilla and milk chocolate.

Finish
Fresh and clean medium finish with notes of seaweed and citrus.
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  • malt
  • earthy
  • vanilla
  • seaweed
  • milk chocolate
  • peaty
  • citrus
  • smoky
  • berries
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.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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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.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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