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Secret Islay 30yo, The Whisky Jury | Exclusive for Nanyang Whisky

Each bottle purchase of the Nanyang Exclusive Bottle will entitle you to one (1) ballot entry for the Global release Bottle at the price of SGD$520.  In total, twelve (12) ballot winners will be announced.


Bottle Details:

Distillery: Secret Islay

Bottler: The Whisky Jury (TWJ)

Bottling serie: Exclusive bottling for Nanyang Whisky, Singapore

Vintage: 1990

Bottled: 2021

Stated Age: 30 years old

Casktype: Refill Barrel

Casknumber: 4404302

Number of bottles: 242

Strength: 49.8 % Vol.

Secret Islay 30yo, The Whisky Jury | Exclusive for Nanyang Whisky

  • Nose: slightly more mineral and clean at first. Hints of seaweed and ginger, spearmint, beach pebbles and grassy / herbal smoke. Hints of iodine. Orange, grapefruit, lime. Salty sea breeze and wet fabrics. Slightly more chiseled – I was going to write that this one lacks the warm waxy touch and subtle vanilla that I found in its sister cask, but after a while they seemed to grow towards each other and became hard to discern.

    Mouth: same evolution from herbal and coastal notes to juicy fruits and back. Slightly more hints of white pepper now, maybe slightly more peat as well. Some other Laphroaigs from this vintage are even more fruity, but it’s nice to have nice leftovers of this tarry smoke as well. Barley notes, seawater, grapefruit zest and the lightest hint of mustard.

    Finish: long, still fairly peppery, with oily touches, lemons and medicinal notes.

    What a great combo, these are really excellent drams. The other one gets one extra point for having a brighter fruitiness and balancing the austerity with rounder notes just a little more. Both great though.

    Score: 90/100

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