Aerolite Lyndsay 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Character of Islay Whisky Company (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 10 Years Old Country: Scotland
The Character of Islay Whisky Company is an independent bottler of whiskies from Islay (y’know, like the name suggests), taking inspiration from the Hebridean island’s landscape, culture and inhabitants. The first release in the range was Aerolite Lyndsay, of which there were whispers about during the 2019 whisky festival on Islay, before being followed by another pair of excellent expressions (Grace Île and Fiona Macleod) in 2020. Later that same year, The Character of Islay Whisky Company revealed The Stories of Wind & Range series.
Distilled on the famed whisky isle of Islay comes the first release from The Character of Islay Whisky Company, Aerolite Lyndsay is a 10 Year Old, peated, single malt from an undisclosed distillery. For those seasoned Islay drinkers this is a bold whisky to explore. The head of whisky, Dr. Sam Simmons, has created this dram by resting it in a carefully curated selection of bourbon, Spanish oak quarter and special character casks. The flavour imparted from this maturation journey provides an appealing complexity to this already characterful drop. It’s bottled without any additional colouring, or any of that chill-filtration. It’s a bold whisky perfect for the seasoned Islay whisky drinker or those looking to explore. For easy indulgence, great to enjoy with friends and yarn or as a contemplative-sipper.
The name? If you haven’t figured it out already, Aerolite Lyndsay is in fact an anagram of the words ‘ten year old Islay’! How clever!
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Salty and peaty, just the way we like them from Islay. Salted caramel with whaft’s of iodine and paprika, dusty oak shelves and a hint of new leather.
Palate: The smoke mingles with dark chocolate at first, there’s a soft after dinner mint experience, espresso and a continuation of new leather with some Umami and salty maritime notes. The sweetness flows to the finish with hints of salted caramel and honey.
Finish: Long and smokey, smouldering bonfires liquorice, creamy toffee and anise, sea salt and a refreshing minty character.
|Dimensions||35 × 14 × 14 cm|
Bourbon Cask, Peat Smoke
Characters Of Islay
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