Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rare and selected Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Whiskys of Islay are usually referred to as a particularly powerful and strong and is certainly the most famous of Scottish whiskey Islands. Islay is the Council Area Argyll and Bute west of the island of Jura and around 25 miles north of the Irish coast, which can be seen on clear days. The north and east of the island is dominated by almost 500 meters high rocky or overgrown with heather hills and the region, the most important 200 square miles in the Scottish whiskey world is, the glory comes from the nine active distilleries Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich , Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Port Charlotte, which are currently in production, the extensive peat deposits of the island and the legendary closed distilleries like Port Ellen or Lochindaal in Port Charlotte. However, the building of Port Ellen are still in operation and there the barley is malted for distilleries of the island. The whiskey can be distinguished Peat, who use it at the crowd. The highest whiskeys (from Bruichladdichs rather unusual Octomore apart) produced by Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. In midfield, Bowmore and Caol Ila move. The whiskey, which are produced by Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain, are measured at Torfgehalt the lightest.
The majority of single malts of Islay has a wonderfully smoky and peaty and powerful taste with flavors, for the world-famous Islay whiskey is loved so much. Nevertheless, single malt whiskeys of the nine active distilleries have their own flavors and characters: The southern distilleries Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Ardbeg produce very strong whiskeys which are enriched with peat smoke, brine and iodine, dry their malt with up to 50% peat content, use the brown peat water for each stage of production and taste of tar, smoke, iodine and carbolic. The northern distilleries Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich produce relatively lighter and milder single malt whiskeys and use no peaty water and only slightly or not at all over the peat dried barley. This single malt whiskeys taste like seaweed and nuts, some mossy and less smoke. The finish is typical of Islay whiskey, but still dry and usually very long with complex aromas. Bowmore Whisky is less strong, but has in addition to the typical Islay whiskeys smoke and Torfnote often a clear sherry aroma associated with a pleasant dryness and a maritime-salty touch on.

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