Review: A.D. Rattray (distilled at Bowmore), 18 year oldJanuary 19th, 2011
A. D. Rattray (distilled at Bowmore), 18 year old (Cask #2075), 53.5%, $100
The fruit (orange marmalade, tangerine, fresh pineapple) is nearly as dominant as the leafy smoke. Sweet notes of nutty caramel, honeyed barley, toffee, and nougat round out the palate. Ginger, cinnamon, telicherry pepper, tobacco, and ash play a supporting role. Lingering fruity, smoky finish. For those who like sherried Islay whiskies.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 90