Ailsa Bay Release 1.2 Sweet Smoke Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$99.95 inc GST

700 ml, 48.9% abv, Scotland (Lowland)

Ailsa Bay Distillery is on the same Girvan site where Ladyburn originally was. Its eight stills produce a wide variety of styles of makes. The distillery was built to both replace Balvenie-style malt for Grant’s blends and also offer other flavour possibilities, the stills are shaped the same as Balvenie’s.

Release 1.2 Sweet Smoke was distilled at 022 parts peat and 019 parts sweet to produce a precise balance of oaky sweetness and smoky notes. Bottled at 48.9% abv.

“Custard nose with cream, raw sugar and a hint of vanilla. There is smoke and a welcomed dash of peat moss. The palate is more on the peaty side with moss and there is charcoal from seasoned wood. Very complex and characterful.” (World Whiskies Awards)

 

 

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Description

Nose : FRESH WOOD SMOKE WITH NOTES OF SMOULDERING DAMP HEATHER AND AN EXTINGUISHED BONFIRE. FOLLOWING THE SMOKE IS A WAVE OF OAKY SWEETNESS AND VANILLA OAK, CANDIED ORANGE PEEL.

Taste : BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED PEAT AND RICH VANILLA OAKINESS, THIS SECOND BATCH HAS MAINTAINED THE SAME INTRIGUING FLAVOUR MEANDERING BETWEEN SMOKE, FRUIT AND CREAMY TOFFEE, THIS EXTRA MATURATION PERIOD HAS DEVELOPED DEEPER TOASTY OAK NOTES WITH EVERY SIP.

Finish : AN INTRIGUING BALANCE OF OAKY SWEETNESS AND PEATY DRYNESS.

 

 

‘Winner’ World Whisky Awards 2019