Yula 20 Year
Peated Blended Malt
Yula // Scotland
Named Yula after the Norse Goddess who allegedly created Islay after her epic search for love, this blended malt from the chaps at Douglas Laing is a limited edition bottling that was produced using Islay & Islands peated malts, all distilled in 1995 and matured for 20 years. This is the first chapter in a three-part series of progressive annual releases. Non-chill-filtered and bottled at its cask-strength of 52.6% ABV, only 900 bottles were ever produced. Note: Not available in the US.
Peated Blended Malt100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"The nose is a perfect summary of Islay malts, with a briny and salty approach, with a vague peatiness to it. The harshness soon unveils tons of fruits - pineapple, citrus, pears - and a floral medley. On the palate, more fruits appear, tropical fruits, but also lavender and rose. Nicely balanced with charred oak and a floating peat. The ending is medicinal and sweet, a typical Islay whisky."