To toast the start of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky has announced the launch of two new limited edition 18 and 21 Year Old blended Scotch whiskies.
Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky has introduced the additional expressions as an extension to the range that currently features the popular 8yo blend, described by Jim Murray as a ‘superstar whisky that gives us all reason to live’. A fruity and well-balanced 12yo and a limited edition, elegant 50yo, of which only 400 bottles were ever produced, complete the selection.
The new 18yo has an enticing coastal air with gooseberry, cinnamon bread and gentle peat on the nose with a light smoke and fresh fruitiness on the palate and a malt and dark chocolate finish.
The 21yo has a nutty, dried banana and brown sugar nose with a rich full body on the palate, honeyed porridge and tropical fruit. The finish is wonderfully long and of dry rich oak.
Commenting on the new releases, Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky range was created based on a 19th century family recipe that blends distinctive peaty Island and mellow Speyside malts. Unusually for blends, each whisky in the recipe has been aged for a minimum of eight years. The addition of the 18 and 21yo whiskies will provide consumers with a superb high quality alternative to the standard 8 and 12yo within the range.”
The new expressions are now available from Harrods and the Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky online shop. The 18 Year Old carries a RRP of £85.00 and the 21 Year Old 125.00.