Butterscotch and honey playing the lead, with raisins and mocha in the background.
Honey, marzipan and bananas, with lashings of butterscotch, raisins and a delicate hint of mocha.
Finlaggan Islay Malt
A Peaty Distillation From One Of Islay’s Finest Distilleries. Rich In The Aromas Of The Peat Smoke Which Dried The Barley And Of The Scottish Sea Shore Where It Matured.
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Nose – Earthy Smoky Peat And Salty Ocean Breeze.
Palate – Pungent Peat Smoke, Chewy Sweet Malt, Pepper, Tar And A Touch Of Iodine.
Finish – Long And Warming. Smoky Ashes Of The Peat Fire.
BenRiach 10 Curiositas
Curiositas Is A 10 Year Old, Peated Release From The Benriach Distillery In What They Call The ‘Classic Speyside Style
Traditionalists Believe That Peated Malts Achieve Optimum Balance Of Peat-Bittersweet And Oak Infusion After 10 Years Of Maturation. Definitely One To Try For Phenol Fans.
Nose – Aromatic Peat Reek With Fragrant Hints Of Honey, Fruit And Mellow Oak.
Palate – An Avalanche Of Peat, Followed By An Extravagant And Complex Mix Of Fruit, Heather, Nuts, Oak Wood And Spices.
Finish – A Distinct Malt With Great Depth And A Bitter Sweet Balance.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
Ben Nevis 10
Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Is A Superb Introduction To The Distillery’s Style This 10 Year Old Single Malt Is A Firm Representative Of The Western Highland Style.
Nose – Fresh And Quite Dry. A Supple Greenness With Soft Leafy Notes With A Rich Fruitiness. Hints Of Orange And Seville Marmalade With A Light Vinous Character And Nutty Undertones.
Palate – Gentle Dryness. Toffee. Looming Omnipresent Are Solid Peat Notes With A Bitter Sweetness.
Finish – Silken, Toffee And Caramel Notes Balanced With A Touch Of Mochaccino And Dark Chocolate On The Tail.