Distillery 3 Rare ReleaseThe Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Distillery 3 Rare Release
In celebration of the Islay Whisky Festival 2022
A typically exquisite nose that screams 'this' distillery. Abundant soft, almost overripe, exotic fruits. Wispy peat smoke, bonfire embers, bonjella mouth gel, seawater, pink grapefruit and light antiseptic notes. Just exquisite! With water we found it became more mineral, with dried mango and guava, threads of peat smoke, ointments, dried herbs and a lovely umami richness. The neat palate opened with a slick of sweet, velvety peat. Oily in texture, with vivid notes of mango, passion fruit and guava jam. Exotic fruit salad juices pooling in a bowl with sharper tones of grapefruit and seawater. Reduction brought smoked lychees, smoked olive oil, mineral salts and stunningly resinous and herbal peat smoke. Sweet and saline in perfect balance.
From creator Euan Campbell: This is such an elegant take on a peated Islay whisky, left to mature over the course of 17 years in less active hogsheads that have brought a beautiful herbal peat smoke along with exotic fruits. Gorgeous!
Cask: Second-fill hogsheads
Age: 17 years
Date distilled: February 2004
USA allocation: 306 bottles
**700mL bottle format**