|Ailsa Bay’s whisky has had a bit of a redesign from its first release – in both the bottle and the whisky itself! For release 1.2, the smoky single malt made on the same site as Girvan is now smokier than before, as well as sweeter than its previous iteration. It’s a well balanced and intriguing expression from the Lowlands. Nose: Earthy smoke with a hint of campfire ember, sugary shortbread and soft apricot.
Palate: Vanilla pod, toasted cinnamon, soft orange sweetness and waves of dried peat.
Finish: Subtly peppery on the finish, though a hint of green apple persists.