The Ileach Peaty

Ileach The Ileach Peaty

(0.7l, 40%)


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An unapologetic, perfectly balanced Islay Single Malt.

The Ileach Whiskies come from the Vintage Malt Whisky Company and 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 The Ileach Cask Strength at 58%, you will find that there is no age statement (NAS) and that the name of the distillery is missing. Buyers are rewarded with a delicious, smoky, mysterious drams either way that have been praised and immortalized by Jim Murray.

The Ileach releases their Whiskies during the annual Islay Whisky Festival. The annual batches vary a bit from year to year based upon the mysterious factors of earth, sea, and grain. But there are a few consistencies. There is little marketing spin and there are no compromises — this is a blue Islay Single Malt with all the unbridled smoky joy of Spirit that Whisky-lovers are looking for in a bright, youthful dram.


Smartass Corner:
The source distillery is supposed to be a mystery, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a guess. Since it is a Single Malt, by law it’s not a blend. It has been sold in the official distillery shop at Bowmore Distillery, hinting that it hales from either Bowmore or its sister distillery, Laphroaig. Taste, mouth feel, bottle, and label style… we suspect it’s a youthful Bowmore.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Highlands and Islands Whisky Company
  • Age
    NAS

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oily
peaty
grain
apple
iodine
salty
grassy
smoky
phenols
What does The Ileach Peaty 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 / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is the perfume of the northern seas with notes of peat, wet grass, kelp, and sea spray.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors are perfectly balanced with an oily mouthfeel, smooth grain-forward palate, plenty of peat, and a sweet apple under-layer.

Finish
The finish is long and malty with a lingering iodine note.
Ratings & Reviews
Etienne
Etienne,
I like the mystery that comes with this whisky. Nice smokey nose and finishes with a smokiness as well. Quite a delicate peat whisky.
 
David
David,
Nose 👃; Phenols, peat, some light sweet fruit, Taste 👅 ; Smoke, phenols, peat, spicy pepper, Finish : Quite sharp, with a light vanilla, almost bourbon finish,
 
Edward
Edward,
I'm just not a fan of peaty whiskys.
 
guest
guest,
A really peaty Islay. Sweet start, no middle and peaty and spicy pepper finish. Antiseptic after taste. Would get a Laphroig instead next time.
 
Bob
Bob,
Not overpowering but a bit too peaty for me.
 
guest
guest,
Thin with a sweet start and a peaty finish
 
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