Abhainn Dearg Spirit of Lewis

by Oliver Klimek on September 17, 2010

New spirit from the Isle of Lewis – Cask 03/2010 – 40%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Amber
Nose: Pears, apples, hints of hay and porridge.
Palate: Pears, caramel, very smooth with a faint maritime touch.
Finish: Medium long and fruity, minimally smoky at the end.
Overall: Like many newmakes this reminds me more of a fruit brandy than a whisky. It is actually quite sippable, if you don’t expect a peaty island malt. It is certain is worth watching its maturation progress.

Rating: 64/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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Judy September 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

The distillery is on the Isle of Lewis, not Harris, hence The Spirit of Lewis. The islands are land bridged and it is a common mistake if you came off the ferry in Tarbert, came up through Harris into Lewis.


Oliver Klimek September 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I already corrected this several days ago. You must have seen a link with the wrong version. Sorry for the confusion.


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