Berry Bros. & Rudd

The Classic Range

Peated Cask Matured Blended Malt

ABV 44.2%
REVIEWED Issue 154
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Brand: The Classic Range, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Expression: Peated Cask Matured Blended Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 44.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Seaside minerality, salt cracker biscuits and then the peat. Pink grapefruit acidity and melted brown sugar sweetness. Smoked cod loin wrapped in Parma ham.
Palate: The sweetness hits first. Orange juice with a lemon citrus tang. Grapefruit acidity is there too. Then the peat unfurls – turf block fires, burning hardwood logs and fresh laid tarmac.
Finish: Long and all that peat is glorious. Smoke keeps unravelling. There’s a little liquorice too.
Comment: Like swallowing a cloud of peat smoke.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Quiet and restrained. Doesn't open up much at all. Cooked red berries and milky coffee. Muted wafts of vanilla.
Palate: Coating, oily and altogether satisfying. Initially jammy toast. A little smokiness appears. It parts before too long, bringing wholegrain bread and tannins the dry a little.
Finish: That smoke perseveres long into the finish, moving away from sweetness into herbal mown lawns.
Comment: Smoke is pleasantly balancing to the other sweeter notes.
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