167 ppm – 61.2%
My Tasting Notes:
Nose: Wood smoke, not as strong as expected, cherries, liquorice, hints of bacon, cloves and cardamom.
Palate: Strong peat, amarena cherries, dark caramel, vanilla, coconut, eucalyptus, cloves, cardamom, black pepper and a slight bitterness.
Finish: Very long, dry and smoky.
Overall: Not everybody’s cup of tea, that’s for certain. This is strong stuff and not only because of the high peating level. The virgin oak has left a massive imprint on the spirit, so despite the many wonderful flavours present in this whisky the tannic bitterness is a bit much for my taste.
Rating: 84/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Review sample provided by Bruichladdich