Feis Ile 2015 was great, we were there for for some of the events, but as these things go; you can’t have ’em all, and the busy schedule of our friends from Douglas Laing completely missed ours. We did however receive a sample of their first annual Feis Ile bottling…
48.4% abv, €150
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour
Nose: ash, smoke, burning meat, sweet, liquorice root, fresh eucalyptus leaves, floral, heather, hints of lavender – a ‘dry’ glass reveals seawater and cereals – beautiful
Palate: spicy, black pepper, sweet, honey, creamy, eucalyptus, smoke, red berries,blackberries,citrus, lemon peel
Finish: long, smoke, ash, sweet, honeycomb, fruit, cherries, blackberries, more eucalyptus freshness, hints of salt, citrus, tangy zest
Conclusion: Yeah… I’m there again. Lovely place, great whisky, and the Lads and Lassies of Douglas Laing have completely understood this was the right thing to bottle for a Feis.
More info: distilled in January 2001, matured in refill butt #DL 10694, bottled in February 2015 into 636 bottles