SIA is distilled in Scotland and matured, blended and bottled by third-generation crafters Douglas Laing & Co., Ltd. from a perfectly balanced blend of Speyside, Highlands and Islay malts. SIA is imported by Spirit Imports, Inc. SIA is 43.0%ABV..
As many people have inquired, the name SIA means “six” in Scottish Gaelic, which happens to be the founder’s favorite number.
Spicy with tropical fruits
Sweet vanilla, toffee, hazlenut and creme brulee
Long finish with toffee and hazelnut notes
I bought this based on the novelty in the articles I read, as in, "First American female Scotch distiller!" I'm sipping it as I write this. I like a number of different Scotches and cannot afford a lot of them, like Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Glenlivet 18 year. This is different, tasty, and reasonably priced. It's sweeter and more mellow than most of the brands I drink, and I'd almost say it tastes like a good Irish Whiskey more than a Scotch. My wife does not drink Scotch but likes this, so the joke is that we have taken to calling it "Girl Scotch". I'd probably realistically give it a 4.5 if there were such a rating, but my only gripe is that right now it's not available in Michigan where I'm from and I had to pay more for shipping than I would have wanted to. Bottom line, I'd say try it. I will be ordering more when this is gone.
Very good Scotch. It's made some new friends in South Carolina's Midlands.