Isle Of Skye 12 Year Old

Isle of Skye Isle Of Skye 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


7.1/10
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$41.99
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The art of blend.
 
Sometimes a blend comes along that has it all. The complexity of flavor, just the right ratio of all ingredients, body like no other and the combination of subtle smoke and peat with the sweet parts of the Blend. Guys at Ian Macleod have done just that with this Blend. They’ve elegantly put together just the right flavors that represent Island and Speyside Whisky.
 
Ian Macleod is a big name in the Whisky industry game and this blend brings us their best of blending. Put together the mellowness of Speyside and a twist of Talisker give it some extra rest together in oak barrels and you get this creation. Smoky almost salty with sweet on top this is really is a Blend that has much to offer.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Whisky
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Ian Macleod
  • Age

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caramel
vanilla
citrus
smoky
oak
sweet
salty
malt
spicy
What does Isle Of Skye 12 Year Old taste like?

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Pale straw.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Grains come out first. Later lots of vanilla, oakiness and honey. Evocative and extraodinary!
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light smoke is the song you hear in the background. There is spiciness, caramel, some citrus and even char hum along the main tune.
 
Finish 
Sweet and salty with some oily feeling to it.

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Ratings & Reviews
ANNE
ANNE,
Some peat on the nose with a soft peat flavor.
 
Stefanie
Stefanie,
Not too spicy the second time around. Smoky enough. And not too sweet.
 
Todd
Todd,
Good but not great. Smoke not too overpowering. Water brings out a little more sweetness.
 
Liz
Liz,
Salty and smoky like a california summer.
 
John
John,
First sip heavy on the smoke. But subsequent sips I get the caramel. Finish sits long. Mixed on this one.
 
Michael
Michael,
For price? Give it a go...not bad
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Quite smooth compared to other Islay whiskies but lacking in the complexity that makes its peers interesting beyond the peat
 
Zachary
Zachary,
It's a nice whisky for $40 👍🏼
 
Matt
Matt,
Starts smooth, but that smoky flavor kills all other flavors after that. Gets a little better as the ice melts.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Enjoyed this far more than I thought I would. Carmel and sweet upfront with just the right amount of bite. Smoke is a big component but it’s really well restrained and a bit more on the mid palate. Really enjoyable everyday drinker or as an intro to peat.
 
Angela
Angela,
Not for us. Smoky/peaty flavor dominates
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Amazing l
 
Jim
Jim,
Good bit a little too smoky.
 
Victor
Victor,
Nice light amber color. Aroma of Carmel, honey, and light smoke. Nice mouthfeel, some spice and peat up front with orange and honey. I also get a hint of brine and some malt flavors. Finish has some spice and smoke. Not a super long finish.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Too much caramel, or almost metallic taste. Not one of my favorites.
 
Paul
Paul,
Day 2 of the 2019 advent calendar- Full disclosure - I’m just not a fan of scotch. Seems ok; typical average scotch flavors (peat, smoke) I guess. I like the spice in the finish.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Spicy and lightly smoky with sweet finish
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not bad for the price but. A little light on the flavor not super robust.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
I generally don’t like scotch because of the Peat taste. Isle of Skye 12 year maintains the smoke and spice of scotch, but loses that heavy peat taste and I thoroughly enjoy it.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is amber. Nose starts with mild peat smoke. Sifting through the peat, layers of fruit and vanilla appear. Finally, notes of malt appear. First sip is creamy in texture, with mild peat smoke and spice, with vanilla and subtle dried fruit in the background. On further sips, notes of milk chocolate are apparent. Finish is short, with the peat and a little fruit just barely lingering. Overall, nothing amazing, and definitely could use more finish, but for the price, this is a solid value.
 
Ron
Ron,
very smooth, very approachable, sweet and light smoke
 
brooks
brooks,
Nice to gulp not too strong or too weak,good taste
 
Min
Min,
Really lpved the taste in the taste box
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Did not enjoy it at all.
 
Jason
Jason,
Extremely smooth finish. Nice smoke flavor. Will definitely buy again.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
I can taste the sweetness right away and immediately after the smokiness. Very smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth and complex, nice smokiness with all the flavors described in description.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Blended Whisky with a grainy birth; while a spicy & slightly smoky life; leads to a rich & oily death with notes of sea salt. (mixed popcorn tin in a bottle)
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This is everything a good blend should be. From the moment it hit my nose I was intrigued and my first sip didn't disappoint. As someone who drinks mainly single malts, I enjoy a good blend from time to time and this one will have a permanent home in my bar. Very reminiscent of Johnnie Walker double black which is another outstanding blend.
 
Bob
Bob,
smell and taste the smoke, spicy
 
Ben
Ben,
Smooth, you can taste the caramel and vanilla in it.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Not as complex as the single malts that I have been tasting (not a knock on blendeds -- it is only the first one I’ve tried), but enjoyable, especially the long end in a fine honey, sherry smoke
 
Larry
Larry,
Very peaty out of the bottle. Once allowed to breathe it opens up a bit to some honey tasting and spicy notes
 
Christine
Christine,
Sweet aroma, spicy and nutty flavor, mild smokey finish.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Heavy sweet malt with a soft smoke to it.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Nice Smokey aroma to start which comes out strong to begin the taste and lingers until the end. Hint of nut and vanilla and sweetness to finish.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
It was a good whisky. No real smokey character as I would expect from a scotch. Good flavor and leaned towards the sweet side.
 
Sabrina
Sabrina,
It was okay.
 
Mat
Mat,
A fantastic, balanced, full-flavor whiskey. Slight sweetness rounds out rather than overpowers smokiness.
 
Michael
Michael,
Good but not great - there are better drams.
 
Greg
Greg,
Initially quite nutty with a hint of smoke. As I progressed the vanilla came out. Very enjoyable.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sweet, not as smoky as I expected. Smooth finish.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Great value buy. Light smoke, strong malt and spice.
 
Yang
Yang,
Lots of citrus, easy to drink. Smokey finish. A tad too sweet for a scotch.
 
Jackie
Jackie,
Taste like cloraseptic throat spray
 
Amy
Amy,
Love it
 
Kortland
Kortland,
I was a bit surprised by the amount of spiciness that this scotch kicked out at the initial taste. The smoke slowly arrived after the hints of vanilla and citrus subsided. It leaves a nicely aged oak barrel hint on the pallet after it's all said and done.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Sweet and soft
 
David
David,
This blend reminded me of Johnie Walker Black. I like it but I also like paying less for Johnie.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Not what I was expecting, probably a one-and-done, agree with other reviews that could be priced as a 10 year, got the smoke but that's about it
 
Gary
Gary,
Like a highland. Supposed to be smokey (tasting spiral), but that's not what I tasted. A bit too sweet for me, but I would drink it, if offered.
 
Art
Art,
Great scotch...great job...
 
David
David,
Very mellow. Nice.
 
guest
guest,
For the price point, this blend is incredible. It's very smooth, but shows very balanced smoky notes. It really does taste like a single malt more than a blend, which is impressive.
 
Enoch
Enoch,
Smooth enough, but weakly flavored, this 12-year should be priced as an 8- or 10-year. Not fruity enough to be called fruity or spicy enough to be called spicy, each sip leaves the sipper unfulfilled.
 
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