Isle of Skye has its origins in that most celebrated of Scottish Islands: Skye, home of the Clan Macleod.
Ian Macleod, the founder of ‘ISLE OF SKYE BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY’, was justifiably proud of his family’s 19th century recipe which contains a high proportion of carefully selected Island and Speyside malts.
Its smoothness, mellowness and quality are guaranteed by the fact that every whisky in the recipe has been mellowed in oak casks for at least 8 years – the recognised age of maturity for many malt whiskies.
Nose: Stunningly evocative. Deep peaty tones waft from the glass, like the reek from a crofter’s lum. But there is a lot more beyond: the grains intermingle deliciously with oaky, vanilla notes and something malty and even slightly honeyed. The stuff of dreams. Palate: Sweet at first, and remarkably viscous. This seems to be the peat hanging around and there is intense barley sugar and spice. Massively flavoured. This creaminess continues for what seems hours. Finish: Remains sweet, spicy and chewy and at the end faintly nutty. The oak returns at the end.