Aged: 12 years
Product of: United Kingdom
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Review and Tasting
Sampled on 10/10/2016
Clear, pale golden amber.
Peat, iodine, carbolic, charcoal, tar and soot. Water dilutes but changes little.
Very slight sweetness eases this powerful malt with more of the carbolic, charcoal and tar notes found on the nose but with black peppery spice. Charred notes and black pepper spice continues with water.
Black and white pepper spice with more carbolic, charcoal, tar and soot.
Black peppery spice, carbolic, charcoal, tar and soot may not read as being appealing tasting notes but this malt is cleansing and enlivening, leaving a moreish spearmint like freshness. What a way to end a meal.