Whiskey Del Bac Ode to Islay Review
Big mesquite smoke up front followed by a delightful combination of vanilla, cinnamon, white pepper, and a bold punchy flavor.
The combination of mesquite smoke, graham cracker, charred marshmallow, caramel-dipped apple, light pepper spice, light leather and other rich flavors creates an unforgettable experience.
The flavor finishes with white pepper, dried cherry, seasoned oak, brown sugar, and a lingering mesquite smoke.
Whiskey Del Bac Ode to Islay is a special whiskey that pushes the boundaries of an American single malt. It is made from three 100% malt mashbills and finished in three different barrels to achieve a unique flavor profile.
It is an annual limited release 900 bottles, so it is definitely an item that will be well sought after, especially by seasoned whiskey drinkers.
As Father-daughter team from Tucson Arizona, Whiskey Del Bac has delivered an amazing whiskey that will challenge even the most seasoned of whiskey drinkers. The combination of familiar and unfamiliar flavors will be an adventure to explore and savor. Ode to Islay is definitely not your typical whiskey.
Classification: American Single Malt Finished in a Mix of Bourbon, Tequila, and Second-Use Whiskey Del Bac Dorado Barrels
Company: Whiskey Del Bac
Distillery: Whiskey Del Bac
Release Date: Winter 2022
Mashbill: Blend of three 100% malt mashbills:
-100% Mesquited-not-peated Malt Mashbill
-60% Unsmoked Malt, 40% Mesquited Malt Mashbill
-100% Unsmoked Malt Mashbill
MSRP: $90 (2023)