Day 17 – Shelter Point Smoke Point

For day 17 of the Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent Calendar I was tickled to find Shelter Point Smoke Point!  Being that they are located just down the road from me and good friends of mine, I decided to go to the source for tastings notes.  I sat down with my good friend and distiller Leon Webb and talked about how Smoke Point is their “whisper of Islay” because it is finished in ex-Laphroaig barrels and that sunshine and sea air go into every bottle!

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Bottled at 55% ABV.

Nose: Band-Aids and medicinal, salted toffee, hint of black licorice, wet cedar smoke.

Palate: Smooth, more medicinal, soft smoke from a salty beach fire.

Finish: Medium, from sweet to salt and then to distant smoke.

Rating: 9.0/10

 

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