Scalasaig Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, 700 ml
The whisky's name-giving harbour town of Scalasaig is located on the island of Colonsay. The Scalasaig "Island Hopper" is reminiscent of a voyage of discovery to find the best casks of matured single malt from distilleries around the Scottish islands and coasts. It is a blended malt from different peated whiskies from Orkney and Islay, which were stored in Spanish sherry-Oloroso hogsheads (first filling) for 18 months and then blended. The nose shows maritime aromas as well as hints of toasted oak, followed by biscuit and gingerbread. On the palate, it is multi-layered and again shows its coastal character with hints of flint accompanied by rum-soaked fruit, floral barley and salty sherry notes. A long aftertaste with flavours of vanilla beans, milk chocolate and peppery malt lingers on the palate. This smoky, sweet and spicy whisky is well suited for an after-dinner drink.
Scotland – Wild history, warming whisky
Whiskey, bagpipes, kilts – These are the most famous elements of Scottish culture. It has not been conclusively determined who invented whisky. The Scots and Irish both argue that they invented the “water of life.” Food and drink definitely tops the Scottish export categories. Every second, around 40 bottles of whisky are purchased. So it’s hardly surprising that whisky makes up around 80 percent of total food and drink exports.