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    Ailsa Bay

    £60.00 Ex VAT £50.00

    ABV: 48.9%

    Bottle size: 70cl

    Availability: In stock

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    TASTE
    Fruity Toffee Apple Creamy Smoky Vanilla Oak
    DESCRIPTION

    Smouldering with smokiness, perfectly balanced with oaky sweetness, Ailsa Bay is sheer pride and precision in a bottle, making it the ideal gift for this Father’s Day. 


    With exacting precision, Ailsa Bay takes distilled whisky craft and innovation to a whole new level. perfectly balancing smoke and sweet flavours through a new-age maturation process known as ‘micro maturation’ or 'cask starting'.


    In this unique process, perfected by experimental Master Blender Brian Kinsman, the single malt is first aged in small traditional bourbon casks (sourced from Tuthilltown Spirits in New York) for six to nine months, to rapidly and intensely mature. The liquid then spends several years in virgin, first-fill and refill American oak casks to develop its multi-layered flavours.


    Nose: Fresh wood smoke with notes of smouldering damp heather and an extinguished bonfire. Following the smoke is a wave of oaky sweetness and hot buttered toast with an intriguing hint of caramelised apple.


    Taste: An immediate punch of peat is quickly balanced by a burst of vanilla oakiness. The flavour meanders between smoke, fruit, creamy toffee and back again.


    Finish: With every sip the complexity of the whisky deepens as layer upon layer of flavour is revealed.

    KNOWLEDGE BAR
    Chemistry and whisky go hand in hand, as Ailsa Bay’s malt Master Brian Kinsman role testifies. And The Lowlands Distillery, built in 2007, is his experimental lab.

    Brian Kinsman, David Stewart MBE’s former apprentice, inherited the role of malt master in 2010. Brian is from a new ilk of distillers armed with scientific degrees and taking Scotch whisky into innovative new realms. Before finding whisky to be his calling, he studied Chemistry at St Andrew’s and began a PhD while working as a development chemist with a dentistry company.

    Brian pioneered a new flavour measure called SPPM (sweet parts per million), which measures sweetness compounds and quantifies sweetness in a liquid. Ailsa Bay is the first example of SPPM appearing on a whisky bottle as a flavour signifier.
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    Customer Reviews

    (71)

    5
    Ailsa Bay - Whisky Wednesday
    It was surprisingly good. I did not expect much but I would buy one again once I am done with this bottle.
    2018-05-16T18:08:29
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 16-May-2018
    3
    Ailsa Bay with free hip flask
    It was a bit too peaty for me and no doubt very peaty for my friend in America. Although it's a good whisky and makes and excellent nightcap
    2017-12-23T09:11:12
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 23-Dec-2017
    5
    Ailsa Bay - Whisky Wednesday
    Faultless transaction. Great service, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Fantastic discount.
    2017-10-25T06:54:10
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 25-Oct-2017
    5
    Ailsa Bay
    I love single malt whisky
    2017-07-06T02:22:41
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 06-Jul-2017
    5
    Ailsa Bay
    Just exactly what i wanted
    2016-03-26T02:14:12
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 26-Mar-2016
    2
    Ailsa Bay
    Fairly bland and burns the throat, which I don't like. Aroma was nice but taste was disappointing. Couldn't really taste the peatiness. Not a patch on some Islay malts.
    2016-03-04T16:03:14
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 04-Mar-2016
    5
    Ailsa Bay
    that's not because I've drunk it. As far as I know, this is the first ever release from Ailsa Bay and at £55 seemed good value. Nice bottle shape and space efficient packaging (cf with some products which take up a load of unnecessary room on the shelf -important for collectors). What's not to like?
    2016-02-22T12:33:33
    Reviewer: Feefo Reviews
    Posted on 22-Feb-2016