2014 Berry Bros. & Rudd Williamson, Cask No. 06004, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (65.3%)

2014 Berry Bros. & Rudd Williamson, Cask No. 06004, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (65.3%)

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2014 Berry Bros. & Rudd Williamson, Cask No. 06004, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (65.3%)

Description

The small Hebridean island of Islay is famous for heavily peat-smoke flavoured malt whiskies. Beyond the obvious peatiness, each Islay whisky offers its own signature. This classic expression uses the “trade name” Williamson and hails from the island’s south coast.

This Williamson Islay whisky was re-racked into an ex-Guyana rum barrel for 12 months. No matter how powerful the wood, nothing tempers the aggressive peat smoke that leaps out of this glass. A little time, however, shows a more complex picture of wine gums, ash and treacle, with a touch of camphor oil. The palate is exceptionally powerful, the high alcohol content integrating nicely with fierce smoke, and some high-ester fruity notes appearing from the rum. A pleasingly idiosyncratic whisky: if you have the opportunity and stamina, it is best paired with the Guyana rum.

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Islay Whisky

Islay Whisky

The whisky region of Islay (pronounced eye-la) is arguably the most important 200 or so square miles in the whisky world. On the face of it Islay just another island of the Inner Hebrides. It lies in Argyll just to the west of Jura and around 25 miles north of the Irish coast, which can be seen on a clear day. 

The island's fame as far as whisky goes is due to the 8 distilleries currently in production and the vast tracts of peat that cover most of the island's surface. The whisky distilleries are: Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman (this is the newest distillery on the island which started producing spirit in 2005), Lagavulinand Laphroaig.

The 8 distilleries with whisky for sale can be divided up, depending on the amount of peat used. The `big 3' are Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig who all produce powerful smoke laden whiskies. The new malt produced by Kilchoman is also very powerful indeed. 

Occupying the middle ground are Bowmore and Caol Ila. The whiskies produced at Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain are in peat terms at least, the lightest

There were more distilleries in the past: Port Ellen closed in 1983 while the Lochindaal at Port Charlotte closed in1929. The buildings at Port Ellen are however still in use, it is here that malted barley for the island's distilleries is produced.

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