Del Bac "Ode To Islay" A Limited Annual Release Finished in Bourbon Barrels American Single Malt
Ode To Islay is an annual limited release. This expression is a bold, heavily-smoked American Single Malt Whiskey inspired by the super-smoky single malts of Islay. Ode To Islay is our way to raise a glass to tradition and pave your own way with Southwestern ingredients. It is heavily mesquited – not peated. This small batch whiskey release has 900 bottles nationwide. Each bottle has an ABV of 55% and is 110 proof.
On the nose, you may find cocoa nibs, cinnamon, charred mesquite, and earth. On the palate are caramel-dipped apples, sour cherry, and dulce de leche. When neat, you may find soft vanilla up front, blossoming into plumes of mesquite smoke and white pepper, tapering off into soft cinnamon and candied toffee. On the rocks, you may find the mesquite moves to the forefront, contrasting against new notes of vanilla and dried stone fruit. The pepper spice recedes, replaced by notes of honey and butterscotch. Our recommendation is to serve Ode To Islay with one large ice cube.