1990 Isle Islay Malt 30 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, undiclosed 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 1990 and bottled just before it's 31st birthday in 2021. It was bottled at cask strength without chillfiltration at 100.4 proof. Sold exclusively at K&L Wine Merchants, the old hogsheads turned out just 252 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. The middle sibling was distilled on November 20th, 1990. This one is distinctly off the briny olive nose that the younger one exhibits. Instead more fresh green peat, tobacco leaf, salted pears, algae covered old wood, stony beach, old kirsch. On the palate it has plenty of leather, sweet lemon, rich smoldering underbrush, sage oil, tobacco again. Altogether magical, but less ocean and salty, more earthy and savory.

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