|Robert Karlsson||A bit on the sourly kind of peat (and malt). Quite intense indeed. A round taste dominated by malty sweetness and peat. Needs some water to round off the initially quite rough taste. Prettř tough one this. Needs a good amount of time. |
|Craig Daniels||Nose: Lots of petrochemicals (coal & pipe smoke) over some berry jam (redcurrants and raspberries) along with wine gums and rosehips.
Palate: Jam then tarry peat and lots of ashes, resolves into smoked applewood.
Finish; long and tarry and jammy with leather tannins. Lingering tar and smoked rose petals.
Comment: Interesting and Intriguing. A big whisky with a lot of berry and jam characters standing foresquare on the shoulder of the peat. The redcurrant and rosehips indicate a port or red wine cask or finish. I wonder what wood this was in? |
|Rich Howard||strong wood smoke but not overpowering, bacon (both fresh and smoked), rubber (of the bicycle inner tube variety, but restrained), somehow some tangy fruits fight their way through, and underscoring it all a lovely layer of butterscotch and burnt brown sugar sweetness. [tasted blind for the 2010 Awards] |