Scalasaig Island Hopper
Blended Malt — Scotland
Reviewed May 30, 2020
Summerton Virtual Whisky Festival sample. “Maiden Voyage” edition. The main component is Caol Ila, with some Bunnahabhain (and some from Mull, Orkney and an unnamed ‘coastal’ distillery - although the owner did eventually state it was a white label ‘teaspoon’ Ailsa Bay). This is not bad for a blended malt. Overall, it has a strong sherry influence, with a huge fruit hit on top of the light smoky oak. The finish is short, with some chocolate and a bit of vanilla. It’s OK, but no more than that. You can absolutely get the Islay influence, but for my money I’d prefer one of the Islay malts over this.
49.95 GBP per Bottle
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