The Ileach, Peated Islay Malt, is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky from an undisclosed Islay Distillery. The Ileach (pronounced Eee-luhk) is the name for a native of Islay. This is a young Independently Bottled expression, that delivers lots of peat while at the same time being smooth with maturity beyond its years.
700ml at 40% alc./vol.
Tasting Notes courtesy of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2008: Score 94 out of 100
A thick chunk of peat has been dissolved in my glass
The oil-peat-barley balance is spot on as is the bitter sweet tone: just stunning
The peat dissipates slowly to leave a slightly bitterish oaky influence but the spices compensate.