Whisky Review – Jack Wiebers Islay Malt Locomotive Breath Anniversary Bottling

Jack Wiebers Islay Malt Locomotive Breath


Region: Islay
ABV: 53.7%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: No
Cask Type: Sherry Cask Finish, 1 of 120 Bottles

 

Colour: Mahogany

Nose: Leather, coffee, dark chocolate, raspberry, spicy smoked meat

Palate: Burnt wood, coffee, nuts, dark chocolate, raspberry

Finish: Long finish, smoke, coffee, leather, oak tannins, pepper

Score: 86/100


Upon nosing the dram, I was greeted with a wonderful nose full of leather, coffee, dark chocolate, raspberry, spicy smoked meat; great deal of complexity shown here. The palate shows similar notes, but less complex when compared to the nose, a distinctive burnt wood character shown here, followed by a long finish, a nice array of smoke, coffee, oak tannins, and peppery spice. Despite it being NAS, Jack Wiebers is doing great work here. Highly recommended.

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