Is Islay Mist a good scotch?

It is very distinct on its own and would be great as a solo drink. It’s sweet at the back of the throat and offers a lot of warmth. I’m not the biggest scotch fan because of the peat but I thought this was drinkable, even for me. Islay Mist Blended Scotch Whisky also comes aged 10 and 12 years.

Why is Islay whiskey Smokey?

Islay is so wet the island never really dries. When large scale legal distilleries began to flourish on Islay in the 17th and 18th centuries, peat was the fuel used to dry the malt – the barley grain that thrives on Islay. And when peat burns, it produces pungent smoke. Peat is Islay’s signature in the world of whisky.

Who owns Islay Mist?

MacDuff International
The brand was eventually acquired by MacDuff International from Allied Lyons in 1992, and has since undergone a complete makeover with new trademarks, expressions and packaging to appeal to a broader market.

What whiskeys are made on Islay?

Islay Single Malt Whisky

  • Lagavulin.
  • Ardbeg.
  • Bowmore.
  • Bruichladdich.
  • Kilchoman.

Why is Islay so peaty?

Islay is more exposed to the elements than mainland Scotland. The climate, ocean, wind and rain all have an effect on the island, therefore the peat and the whisky made from Islay peated barley are unlike any other; more salty, maritime and medicinal than mainland peated whiskies.

What is Islay Mist?

Perhaps the first blended Scotch to be built on a bedrock of Laphroaig, Islay Mist was the forerunner of the modern big, peaty blends. Islay Mist would not have existed had it not been for the request made by Hugh Morrison of Islay House for a stock of Laphroaig malt whisky to be made available for his son’s 21st birthday celebrations.

Can You ship Islay Mist Deluxe in United States?

We can’t actually ship Islay Mist Deluxe to you in United States at the moment. We’re working on a solution. The Islay Mist blend was first launched in the 1920s. Known for its good peating level which comes from malts like Laphroaig.

What is Laphroaig mist?

Eventually a blend was created by Laphroaig owner D. Johnston & Company and registered as Islay Mist with a label incorporating the Great Seal of Islay. It was immensely popular on Islay and was the ‘go to’ blend for many Ileachs who preferred it to the island’s single malts.