Uncharted Whisky Co, Rumours Chapter 2, Secret Islay 30 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Uncharted Whisky Company

Founders: Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

Release: Rumours, Chapter 2

Distillery: Secret Islay distillery

Region: Islay 

Age: 30 years

Distilled: November 1990

Bottled: July 2021 

Cask Type: Refill bourbon barrel

Cask Ref: UC005

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 51.3%

Outturn: 250 Bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Secret Islay 30 Tasting Notes

Nose: Gentle smouldering smoke, ripe apple accompanies delicate violets, florals and aromatics esters. Gentle and fragrant spices abound including cloves, baked ginger and dark cocoa.

Palate: Tender and mild smoke. Chocolate, followed by an unctuous creamy mouthfeel of violet cremes and honey. Blossom and spiced fruit loaf.

Finish: The rich, smooth and creamy palate dries out on the finish. It reveals a delightful complexity of spices. Soft baked ginger, cinnamon, cloves and citrus oil are all wrapped in a smooth and fragrant smoke. The lightness and complexity linger on the palate long after the whisky has gone and aromatics continue to develop with each sip.

About Rumours Chapter 2

Uncharted name all their whiskies. The name is chosen specially to suit the individual cask. The age, taste, character, rarity and strength all contributing. Sometimes they name themselves. Single cask whisky of an un-named distillery always creates excitement, chatter and speculation. Particularly when the age is so high and the cask so rare. Many whisky lovers love the mystique of a un-named distillery and the challenge of working it out. So here is Rumours, Chapter 2, and the gauntlet is once again thrown down. A rich, floral and esthery Islay. It's beautifully aged with fragrant peat smoke, violets and a complete lack of medicinality.

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