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THE ISLAY BOYS

BÄRELEGS ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

'BORN OF ADVENTURE'

 

 
 

Bärelegs Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a single malt from one of Islay's most well-known distilleries, which must retain a secret! Our home, Islay, with currently 8 distilleries in production is famous for producing heated, smoky whisky, and ours has a refreshing sweet pettiness, balanced by a crisp finish. It is bottled at a higher strength of 46% vol. and like the very best Scotch whiskies, it is unchill-filtered for much greater mouth-feel and persistence. Bottled in small batches, in a high-quality bottle with a cork enclosure, it is aimed at a more discerning customer.

Lord of the Isles - Magnus III "Barelegs", Viking King of Norway, rules the islands of Scotland in the 11th century. He adopted the Highland tradition of the kilt, hence his nickname! His successors were the Celtic Lords of the Isles, who ruled their domain from their base at Finlaggen on our home island, Islay. Fiercely independent, lovers of life and community, we raise a glass to the Lords of the Isles and remind ourselves to live our lives like they did - born of adventure!

Boys of the Isles - The 'Islay Boys Ltd.', are Donald MacKenzie and Mackay Smith, from the villages of Port Charlotte and Portnahaven respectively, both situated on the Rhinns peninsula on the west of Islay, the mythical whisky island. They grew up amongst the 8 distilleries on Islay, and in their veins flows not blood, but Islay Whisky.


Nose: Waves of peat, over embers, with sea breeze hints.

Palate: Fresh, direct pettiness, with a touch of sweetness, balanced by crisp, drier notes. A long finish, with persistent peat smoke, leaving a clean palate.