Washington Peat Virgin American

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 191
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Brand: Macaloney's Island Distillery
Expression: Washington Peat Virgin American
Type: Canada Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Canada
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Pencil shavings, cocoa powder, aloe vera, eucalyptus, coal dust, and leather. Raspberries and cranberry juice. Green banana. Fried plantain.
Palate: Full. Liquorice stick, menthol, toffee, fruity filter coffee, and mashed plantain. Milk chocolate and fresh fruits of the forest. Caramelised apricot and dried mango. Smoked pear tarte tatin.
Finish: Long. On smoked cashew.
Comment: Complex and hefty, but opens nicely with water.
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Smoky bacon crisps and a distinct note of lamb fat. Woodsmoke, paprika, and a hint of dark chocolate-coated cherry. Wholewheat sponge cake and caramelised pecans. A little crystallised ginger.
Palate: Medium. Dark red fruit – cherry and blackberry. Dark chocolate-coated ginger pieces. Smoked bacon and Iberico ham. Olive stone and a little olive oil. Hints of tobacco and woody rosemary.
Finish: Medium, on those bacon crisps and a little coffee bean.
Comment: This would certainly keep you warm by the fire.
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