1989 Isle Islay Malt 31 Year Old "Redacted Bros." (Thompson/Dornoch) K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) (Pre-Arrival)

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The hits never end from the excellent team in Dornoch. This treble of casks from a famous, undisclosed distillery on the southern coast of Islay represents some of the finest values we've ever come across. Even considering the extreme inflation in prices on old Islay malts, we would have never previously been able to offer casks of this quality from this exceptional traditional distillery at this price. But thanks to the incredible network that the Thompson Brothers have developed we've been able to garner unprecedented access. An exceptional example of the heavily peated style after 3 decades in barrel, unsullied by wine barrels or finishes of any type. Few whiskies offer more distinctly charming examples of this sought-after style. This exceptional cask was distilled in November of 1989 and bottled just before it's 32nd birthday in late 2021. It was bottled at cask strength without chillfiltration at 102.6 proof. Sold exclusively at K&L Wine Merchants, the old hogsheads turned out just 241 bottles.

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By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2022 | Send Email
The source of these three special casks must remain a mystery, but I can say that it is from one of the excellent distilleries on the southern shores of the mystical isle of Islay. You can do the math. Distillery bottlings from either of the three distilleries around there would sell for 10-20 fold of what we're charging. We're not exactly certain where/how they were acquired, but sometimes it's best not to ask too many questions. This is the big daddy of the three casks. Distilled on November 15th of 1989. This one is the cleanest and most linear of the three casks. Sweet lemon rind, very clean white ashy smoke, salted plums. Vibrant zesty salty and clean (comparatively) on the palate with a long sweet citrus finish and a pure lifted white smoke that lingers for ages. This is the easiest to love of the three and reminds me more of Ardbeg than Laphroaig, but many who taste all three will likely prefer this excellent whisky because it's so friendly and open.

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