Islay is more than just an Island!
It’s a style, a flavour, an ideal, a destination steeped in history and folklore and a
nirvana for fans of the smokier style of Scotch whisky.
The Big Smoke was created to blend malt whiskies from some of the islands most
iconic distilleries, and then bottled at a relatively young age in its most rugged
form. This whisky is reminiscent of traditional Islay malts, full of peat smoke and
coastal sweetness, powerful yet caressing, everything you would expect from a
blend that includes Caol Ila, Bruichladdich and Ardbeg.
The Big Smoke 46 (46% abv) gives a gentle introduction to the Islay style. The
bonfire and seaweed characteristics you would expect are wrapped up in layers of
sweet vanilla from the fresh American Oak.
The Big Smoke 60 (60% abv) at full strength does everything it says on the tin, and
will live up to the expectations of even the most hardcore of Islay fanatics – to be
handled with care!