It's a 1999 distilation so is only 5 years old and is heavily peated.
The recommendation on their site was enough for me to want it and boy am I glad I got hold of one.
For 58.4% ABV it's remarkably unfirey.
The Nose is very Islay (Arbeg or Laphroaig like) with great wafts of smoke and peat, which leaves an almost antiseptic feel in the nose but it's definately not overpowering.
The Taste begins almost as expected with huge waves of smoke but a soft smooth texture, unbelievable for an almost 60% whisky. The Taste has a very earthy mouth feel and is extremely easy to drink.
As the initial taste fades a warm trace down through you follows, similar to a Lemsip when you have the cold. it's very warm and inviting.
Overall, definately one i'd recommend and for only £35 a bottle it's a bargain too, I may even be tempted by another bottle.
Note:- for those interested the 5 year old would normally be used along with older whisky for making the ISle of Jura Superstition (another fine Dram) and was only released as an IB as Jura weren't going to be releasing such a young whisky themselves.
You can buy a new fill Bourbon Cask (approx 350 bottles after 10 years) of laddie for £775.
I was once told Excise, VAT etc on bottling is around £10 a bottle.
anyone got a better idea of how much it cost and an indication of how much (if any) profit RMW would be making.
Or maybe my head's in the wrong place. After all, bottlings by Cadenhead and the like are as rare or rarer, and some are very reasonably priced. Still, it seems unusually inexpensive for a one-off.
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