The Ileach Cask Strength

Ileach

The Cask Strength

(0.7l, 58%)


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A cask strength, smoky mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes.

The Ileach Whiskies are designed to be a mystery. “Ileach” is the word that residents of Islay call themselves. It’s even the name of the local neighborhood newspaper serving the Scottish Islands of Islay and Jura. But when you purchase either the regular Ileach Peaty at 40% ABV or The Ileach Cask Strength at 58%, you will find that there is no age statement (NAS) and that — even though they are single malts — the name of the distillery is missing. Buyers are left with a smoky, mysterious dram either way.

Each spring they hold the Islay Whisky festival. It tends to be a big deal and all of the distilleries open their doors to freely welcome guests. Each year’s Ileach Whisky release is usually timed to celebrate the big event. Being a special release without distillery recognition, it should not be surprising that it varies a bit from year to year. This year’s release fills the palate with peat smoke and sea-spray and the obvious use of ex-Bourbon casks, and a consensus of experts puts the age at 5 to 7 years.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    58%
  • Distillery
    Highlands and Islands Whisky Company
  • Bottler
    Highlands and Islands Whisky Company

Flavour Spiral™

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smoky
peaty
black pepper
phenols
oily
tangy
vanilla
sweet
seaweed
What does The Ileach Cask Strength taste like?

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peat, smoke, salt, diesel

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sharp, tangy, and youthful with classic Islay character, pairing well with a Cohiba cigar.

Finish
Long, oily, and peppery

Flavour spiral
Smoky, peaty, black pepper, phenols, oily, tangy, vanilla, sweet, seaweed.
 
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Ileach Cask Strength
Michal
Intense, long developement, smoky, oak, oily, cooked spinach, very pleasant intense smokiness, sweet at the background, without water was very dry, and sharp, with smokiness eventually coming through and then staying for long time.
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