Lang May Yer Lum Reek
Edinburgh has long been associated with smoke, whisky and royalty.
It is reported that in 1777 there were no fewer than 400 illicit distilleries in Edinburgh. These easily went undetected in the thick smoke that filled the city. The smoke was such an issue that the capital became known as ‘Auld Reekie’.
In more modern times Edinburgh has lost its reputation as being the smoky capital of Scotland with the Island of Islay now more synonymous in whisky circles with smoke.
Auld Reekie is a 10 year old bottling of Islay malt whisky. Each cask is specially selected for the pungent smoky character unique to Islay whisky. Auld Reekie is bottled at 46%, natural colour, without the aid of chill filtration.
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Initial peat smoke and creamy fruits. Lime marmalade & gingerbread. Salty and medicinal notes.
Taste: Explosion of peat smoke, ash and coastal flavours held together with a silky smooth honeyed sweetness.
Finish: Long and luscious. Mouth coating and dry ashiness offset by juicy fruits and ginger spice.