Creag Isle 12- The bottle looked promising on the shelf and I enjoy Islay whiskies, what could possibly go wrong……This name was unfamiliar and I always seek new tastes so….. Upon opening, the nose was powerful and a bit peaty, a fine first impression. My initial taste was a tad sharp with enough honey sweetness to make a beekeeper swoon. The burnt amber color and substantial legs in the glass added to the anticipation. At 42% the alcohol makes a statement along with the mild grassy and fruit flavors , and while the taste is good , it is far from remarkable. As a serious fan of Island Scotches , I am a touch underwhelmed by Mr. or Ms. Creag’s distilling. Our subject is a wee notch up from a blend and I rate it a generous 6.