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The Islay Boys (2018)


Published on: 26/11/17 by Justine

At first, we thought that Flatnose and Barelegs were just the pet names that Mackay Smith and Donald MacKenzie had for each other. They are, however, the names of the newest releases from the dramming duo, The Islay Boys.

Named after Ketill Flatnöse, a Viking King of the Isles in the 9th century, both Flatnöse expressions are unchillfiltered. The blended whisky is bottled at 43% whereas the blended malt is bottled at, the slightly higher, 46%.

The Islay Boys’, newest addition to the range, Bårelegs, is named after Magnus Bårelegs, an 11th century Viking King of Norway. Hailing from an undisclosed Islay distillery, this peated single malt is also unchillfiltered and bottled at 46%.

We are delighted that Mackay and Donald will be pouring their whisky wares at the first Fife Whisky Festival on 10th March. Be sure to stop by their stand and we’re sure they’ll be more than happy to show you their flat noses and bare legs…