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Feis Ile 2017 Tasting Notes

A low down on some of the exclusive bottlings for the 2017 Islay Whisky Festival.

Feis Ile 2017 Commemorative Bottlings

Limited edition releases from whiskyfix.com

It is that time of year again when whisky aficionados from across the globe swamp the tiny Island of Islay to celebrate Malt & Music. As usual, every distillery has an exclusive one-off bottling to celebrate the occasion and we have a few of them here for those of you who didn't make this years festival. 

1. Bowmore 11 Year Old Sherry & Wine Cask - Selected by hand exclusively for Feis Ile 2017, from casks matured at the home of No.1 Vaults, the world's oldest Scotch maturation warehouse.


A marriage of sherry and wine casks that develop layers of rich, cherry wood and walnut.

Bottled at cask strength and limited to only 4000 bottles.


2. Ardbeg Single Sherry Cask - Well what do we have here....? An Ardbeg matured in a single sherry cask and released during this years Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Numbers are extremely limited.

Nose: Eucalyptus, linseed, oranges, seabreeze, tarry ropes and bonfire smoke.
Palate: Briney with forest fruits, apples, oysters, tar, lemons and havana cigars.
Finish: Rich with smoke and citrus notes.


3. Lagavulin Moscatel Cask - A one-off release to commemorate the 2017 Islay festival of malt and music. This time the whisky has been double matured in ex-bourbon and ex-moscatel casks and bottled at cask strength. Only 6000 bottles have been produced. 

Nose: Lots of salt and coastal notes, a nice balanced sweetness from the moscatel and obvious peat smoke.
Palate: Sweet smoky wood, figs, white chocolate, demerara sugar, tar and a hint of citrus.
Finish: A perfect balance of sweet and smoky goodness.

Posted: 09/06/2017 15:25:07 by euan finlayson

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