Grace Île (48% ABV) is a 25 Year Old Islay single malt whisky, which has been matured exclusively in an American oak cask. The Legend of Fiona Macleod (46.3% ABV) is a 33 Year Old Islay single malt whisky, which was distilled in the mid 1980’s.
|The two new releases alongside the brands inaugural Aerolite Lyndsay bottling|
These two new releases follow on from the brands inaugural Aerolite Lyndsay release, which launched in September 2019.
Grace Île, is a playful dedication to the elusive and mischievous nature of the grey seals that famously populate the waters of Islay. It’s said to be a bold and complex with an exceptionally long finish, which mixes smoke, sea and sweetness.
The Legend of Fiona Macleod, was the pen name of William Sharp, an esteemed chronicler of traditional Hebridean tales during the 19th century. The whisky itself is said to be reminiscent of a different time, when distilleries on Islay were dramatically reducing production, being mothballed or lost forever.
Commenting on the launch, Dr Sam Simmons, Head of Whisky at Atom Brands, said: “Aged Islay whisky is increasingly hard to come by these days, and as with all precious and rare things, it’s a real treat to get in your glass. That’s why our two latest releases from The Character of Islay Whisky Company, which are continuous expressions and not just limited to batches, are a very special proposition indeed.”
The new ‘The Character of Islay Whisky Company’ Grace Île and The Legend of Fiona Macleod bottlings, are now available from Master of Malt, for the respective RRP’s of £299.95 and £399.95.
Posted by Steve Rush