Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky has toasted the start of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink with the release of two limited edition blends.
The 18 and 21yo whiskies join Isle of Skye’s existing range that currently features the popular 8yo blend, with 15p from every bottle sold donated to Scottish Mountain Rescue. A fruity and well-balanced 12yo and a limited edition, elegant 50yo, of which only 400 bottles were ever produced, complete the selection.
The new 18yo has an enticing coastal air with gooseberry, cinnamon bread and gentle peat on the nose, with a light smoke and fresh fruitiness on the palate, and a malt and dark chocolate finish.
The 21yo, meanwhile, opens with a nutty, dried banana and brown sugar nose, developing into a rich full body on the palate with honeyed porridge and tropical fruit. The finish is wonderfully long and of dry rich oak.
Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers which owns Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky, said: “The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky range was created based on a 19th century family recipe that blends distinctive peaty Island and mellow Speyside malts. Unusually for blends, each whisky in the recipe has been aged for a minimum of eight years. The addition of the 18 and 21yo whiskies will provide consumers with a superb high quality alternative to the standard 8 and 12yo within the range.”
The 18 and 21yo whiskies are now on sale for £85 and £125 respectively. If you have yours already, tweet us a photo! @ScottishField