Single Malt — Islands, Scotland
Reviewed September 16, 2020 (edited February 4, 2022)
After diving into some party Islays, I thought I’d give this non-Islay peated one a try. The nose has some nice salty sea spray with a decent amount of peat, which I break down into slightly medicinal (iodine) as well as the smokiness you would get from a charred brisket cooked over a fire. Underneath that there is a peppery spiciness, an earthy maltyness, vanilla and some dried fruit like raisin, orange. The palate is salty sweet with plenty of peat. Sorry, had to do a little rhyme there! But seriously, some very nice peat smoke, even more peppery spiciness than the nose, malty, vanilla, hints of raisin. More of a juicy mouthfeel. The finish is long and fairly spicey, peaty and malty. The peat lingers on for quite a while past the other notes. Man, what a great whiskey, especially for the price! Peat lovers and the peat curious alike will enjoy this.
40.0 USD per Bottle