Moscatel finish – 43%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark gold
Nose: Honey, mixed sweets, cloves, hints of smoked ham and a whiff of smoke becoming stronger with time.
Palate: Gentle peat, honey, tinned fruit cocktail, vanilla, hints of ginger and nutmeg.
Finish: Long, smoky and slightly fruity.
Overall: The peat needs a while to cut through the sweet fruits. Quite a nice dram, but a bit weakish on the palate.
Rating: 83/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes