A limited edition blended malt whisky bottled by Colonsay Drinks' owned, Scalasaig as part of the "Island Hopper" series.
This inaugural release is a vatting of 10 casks of malts sourced from coastal and island distilleries spanning the distance from Orkney to Islay. These malts, selected for their maritime characteristics, were vatted and re-racked into 1st-fill European Sherry oak casks; eventually yielding 3,000 bottles.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Smoked sweet teriyaki cured meats with a hint of spice and dried cake fruits.
Palate: Rich and robust. Warming hints of exotic spice, dried fruits and dark liquorice. Enveloping it all is the bold burning embers of a peat fire.
Finish: Salty sea breeze, sweet and warming with waves of maritime smoke.
The Scalasaig is the latest bottling brand from independent bottler, Colonsay Beverages. The group is based on the tiny port village of Scalasaig on Colonsay island; just 16 kilometres North-West of Islay. The "Island Hopper" series portrays a voyage around the Hebridean islands off of Scotland's West coast, sailing coast to coast procuring exquisite single malts along the way: certainly, at least the latter half is true.
- Blended Malt