I normally drink Laphroaig but this is a most acceptable substitute. I have been drinking whisky for 60years. The person who said it was abhorrent obviously has no palette. I had it as a substitute on an on line order and would order again.
Good value middle-of-the-road Islay
I'm a big fan of Islay whisky and this one is excellent value. It's not as complex as some (Ardbeg, Lagavulin) nor as subtle as others (Bowmore, Coal Ila) but sits well in the middle and goes down smoothly.
I have been a whisky drinker for almost 50 years and I have to say that this stuff is absolutely abhorrent. never again"
Cheap, but quality whisky, yesss
Best scotch I've had for while, definitely better tasting than some of the bigger, more expensive names out there.
Like your Islay malts? You will enjoy this one!
First timer with this Islay Scotch, saw it whilst browsing the aisle in-store. I, however, am very impressed at the character of this one. Firm and well smoke-peat flavoured, stacks of Scottish island and shore character, well balanced too with a neat vanilla and coffee lateness. With all good malts, I always buy two days before and decant slowly and give them some air and the chance to reach a natural room temperate. Great colour, fine bottle and branding and I'll definitely be back.
good vaue for money
Yes OK Not into all the smoke and peat stuff - seemed a decent quaff compared to the usual - after a day on the garden - good price for the taste !
This is a pretty decent Islay malt, full of smoke
This is a pretty decent Islay malt, full of smoke and peat. Not the smoothest I've ever tasted but good value at this price
A real treat.
What a treat, beautifully smooth with the right amount of smoke. Yum Yum. Would def recommend.
An acquired taste
This might suit some tastes, but we found it overwhelmingly smokey - so much so, it brought creosote to mind! Even the glasses used continued to smell of it after washing and needed to be washed again. This is definitely a whisky for a certain palate, and might not be the first choice as a gift to someone you don’t know. For those who like this type of whisky, it’s another excellent value single malt.
Peaty? This is putrid!
Where exactly is the peat? Where is the smoke? Or, for that matter the "salty sea spray, Bramley apples and cinnamon, tangy pineapple, smoked dark chocolate and hints of balsamic dressing'? This truly is an awful whisky - it;s rough, it's rancid and and it's now flushed down the sink where it belongs.