Ian Macleod Isle of Skye 25 40% NV

€ 212,50 (ex Vat)
257,13 (in Vat)
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Distillery Undisclosed Teasponed Talisker
Bottler Ian Macleod
Serie Limited Batch Release
Bottled for
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 20.11.2023
Country Scotland
Region Scotland
Age 25
Cask Type Oak casks
Cask Number L 20 11 23
Alcohol percentage 40
Volume 0,70
Stock 6

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The Isle of Skye, a rugged and picturesque island off the northwest coast of Scotland, is renowned not only for its stunning natural beauty but also for its rich whisky-making heritage. Among the many whiskies that bear the island's name, the Isle of Skye 25 stands out as a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of Scottish independent bottler Ian Macleod.

Released as part of a limited batch in November 2023, the Isle of Skye 25 is a whisky that embodies the essence of the island's rugged landscapes and tumultuous seas. Crafted with care and precision, this expression offers whisky enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience the marriage of time, tradition, and terroir.

What sets the Isle of Skye 25 apart is not just its age but also the meticulous process by which it is crafted. Distilled and matured on the Isle of Skye, this whisky spends a quarter of a century slowly developing its character and complexity in oak casks. The choice of oak, a wood known for imparting rich flavors and aromas, plays a crucial role in shaping the final product.

Upon pouring a dram of the Isle of Skye 25, one is immediately greeted by a bouquet of enticing aromas. Notes of honeyed malt, dried fruits, and a hint of sea salt mingle gracefully, inviting the senses on a journey of discovery. On the palate, the whisky reveals layers of flavor, with hints of oak, vanilla, and spice dancing harmoniously across the tongue. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering warmth that evokes memories of distant shores and wild landscapes.

What makes this expression even more special is its limited availability. Bottled as part of a small batch release, each bottle of Isle of Skye 25 is a rare and precious find, cherished by collectors and connoisseurs alike. For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle, it represents not just a whisky but a piece of Scottish whisky history, a testament to the artistry and expertise that have been passed down through generations.

In conclusion, the Isle of Skye 25 bottled by Ian Macleod is a whisky that encapsulates the spirit of the island from which it hails. With its age, craftsmanship, and limited availability, it stands as a shining example of the finest Scotch whisky tradition. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a cocktail, it is sure to delight and inspire whisky lovers around the world for years to come.

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