Ailsa Bay - Lowland Single Malt Whisky
70cl | 48.9%
|Series / Description||Lowland Single Malt|
|Alcohol ABV||48.9 %|
|Cask Wood Type||American Oak|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP12113|
Built on the same site as the Girvan grain distillery, Ailsa Bay provides both blending malts for William Grant's signature blended whiskies, as well as the opportunity to produce more innovative whiskies.
Scientifically distilled at 022 parts “peat” and 019 parts “sweet”, then micro matured to a precise balance of oaky sweetness and smoky notes, this award winning new age single malt pushes the boundaries of flavour. Ailsa Bay is the first whisky to have an analysed measurement of sweetness identified and also the only Scotch to undergo a preocess called micro maturation.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose - Fresh wood smoke with notes of smouldering damp heather and an extinguished bonfire, following the smoke is a wave of oaky sweetness and vanilla oak, candied orange peel.
Palate - Beautifully balanced peat and rich vanilla oakiness. This second batch has maintained the same intriguing flavour meandering between smoke, fruit and creamy toffee. This extra maturation period has developed deeper toasty oak notes with every sip.
Finish - An intriguing balance of oaky sweetness and peaty dryness.