Something a little different from Johnnie Walker. This is a blended malt, initially created for the lucrative travel retail market.
Island Green is a slightly smoky rendition of the classic Green Label, with a greater quantity of malt whisky from Islay (specifically Caol Ila distillery) in the mix. Malts from Clynelish (Highland), Glenkichie (Lowland), and Cardhu (Speyside) make up the rest of the whisky.
The spirit is designed to appeal to drinkers of single malts, and this is something it does very well. This a delectable and complex dram, with the smokiness adding depth to the subtle toffee, flowers and warm malt flavours.
A perfectly balanced blended malt that is well worth trying, particularly in this larger, one litre bottling.