Substantial exports of the last of the first batch have been made to Alberta and British Columbia in Canada and to South Africa, although a small number of bottles remain on sale in Shetland.
Despite being bottled in Shetland from the same Speyside, Highland and Islay cask strength single malts and diluted with Unst water to 47% ABV, there was a subtle difference in taste between batches one and two.
It’s very slight, and the second batch is notably darker in colour than the first. A really enticing whisky. Buy now from our online shop.
Tasting Notes, Shetland Reel Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Batch 2
The nose opens with peat but not iodine, something softer with notes of butter, vanilla and at the back toffee cooking on the stove. It is very enticing.
On the palate the first sensation is sweet dried fruits, dark fudge, dates and raisins, with peat and then black peppers. The finish is long with the dried fruits, peat and peppers all lingering and warming.