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Review #43: The Single Cask Islay Malt 2009 8 Years Old #OCT002

This review focuses on the second in a series of two undisclosed Islay Malt expressions which are rather interesting and somewhat unusual. This expression was distilled in 2009, matured initially in a bourbon hogshead before being transferred to an Oloroso octave for an additional 6 months of maturation before being bottled at a cask strength abv of 55.9% in 2018.

So, let's dive right into the review!

The Single Cask Islay Malt 2009 8 Years Old #OCT002 (55.9% abv)

Nose: Rich and earthy, with coffee hints, oak, brine and a hint of peat.   Palate: Charred meats and rich stewed fruits alongside coffee, brine and peat.   Finish: Long finish, brandy, sticky toffee pudding and oak.

This expression is available for purchase by the dram or as a part of a flight and can also be purchased by the bottle at the following link:

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