12 Year Old
A pleasant earthy peat smoke, typical of a Campbeltown whisky. Red apples, pears covered in cream, some butterscotch, lemons, vanilla and honey. There’s a farmy note hanging in the back, almost like muted wet hay, marzipan, tea leaves, light oak and fresh pastry.
Fleshy fruits and malt sweetness. Sea salt, minerally, oily and a little waxy. Fresh barley and cereals, citrus bitterness with mixed herbs, putty and glazed pastry. There's a nice sherry sweetness sneaking in after being in the glass for 25 minutes.
Medium to long, more fruit and sweetness appearing, slight bitter oak and more cereal notes. The salt is a bit more apparent now, with a creamy smoke, some spice and a whiff of white pepper, tailing off to a vanilla dryness.
A very reasonable age statement whisky, can be found for as little as £32! It's a lovely daily dram and is certainly a good starting point for new comers to peated malt. There's always an open bottle of this in the cabinet.
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