Hmmm. Not quite the babe I was expecting. Due to the rarity of this malt vattings do tend to travel the quality spectrums.
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Less intense peat than the standard version. it is the dollop of marmalade that stars.
Palate: The peat forms a sweet and silky layer. Oak tends to be lumpy.
Finish: A toasty, dry finale. Maybe a little off key.
Comment: Hmmm. Not quite the babe I was expecting. Due to the rarity of this malt vattings do tend to travel the quality spectrums.
Nose: Slightly sooty.
Palate: Sweeter than the 40%.
Finish: Spicy, grassy, smoky, slightly hot. Peppery.
Comment: The paler colour suggests less interesting casks. The higher the alcohol adds to the pepperiness. The end result is drier, more cutting, but less rounded than the 40%.
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