Initially this is like hugging a wet dog from the sea, but is nicely balanced with this fruity, sweet side too. Great stuff.
Blackpitts Peated Single Malt
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sweet, smoky and with a hint of seaweed and brown sugar. There’s a lovely fruity side to this too, lemon wedges baked with trout, poached apples in cider, spaghetti vongole.
Palate: All those fruits come flooding in to the palate, tinned exotic fruit salad, vanilla sugar and then a really salted ham edge takes over.
Finish: All the smoke and seaweed from the nose returns to dry nice and slowly.
Comment: Initially this is like hugging a wet dog from the sea, but is nicely balanced with this fruity, sweet side too. Great stuff.
Nose: The sweet, fruity and estery aroma of well-made new make, gentle maritime smoke and subtle vanilla cask influence. Lemon zest, crisp green apples and cooked pears. Then clamshells and the faint smoke of a bonfire.
Palate: More fruits with a creamy texture, like a zesty lemon meringue pie. There’s poached pears and vanilla ice cream before the smoke builds to centre stage.
Finish: Salty, meaty, all grilled fish and bonfire.
Comment: Youthful but with precise balance. A peated Irish single malt to rival the might of Islay.
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