Delivery time approx. 8 working days
- Order number: 1861
Freshly emptied 190 l Whisky barrels from “the Queen of Hebrides” Islay. The origin of strong smoky and peaty Whiskies.
The barrels have been filled with Bourbon first and than with the peaty Whisky from the Scotch distillery Laphroaig.
According to the legend some Irish monks brought the art of distilling to the island in the 14th century. Islay consists mostly of many layers of moss and other plants which are altered through rotting into peat. Winter storms are driving salty sprays from the ocean inwards the island and soaks the peat. At the same time the turf gets dried of the wind and thanks to this circle the Islay Whisky gets its unique character.
Islay Single Malt Whiskies have more flavor than other Single Malts. They tend to be very dry and peaty but the mossy scents and spices are hidden behind the smoke.
Length of staves: 89 cm
Ø Belly: 65 cm
Ø Head: 56 cm
Barrel will be deliverd with a wooden or silicon bung.
Used wooden barrels: Notches in the wood or, in certain circumstances, an uneven base, do not constitute a quality defect, but stem from the idiosyncrasies of the production method and the prior use of the barrels. The usage of the barrel will not be affected by those! The barrels are very carefully checked by us at the exit control against sensor and technical errors. We assume no liability for cracks or splits that occur during maturation. A possible and a reasonable repair is not under guarantee.
Pictures are examples, colour variations are possible