Distillery: – (blended Malt)
Bottled: ca. 2013-2014
Bottle Code: 6/14C441254
Price at the time of purchasing: ca. 40€ (yes, I paid too much at a retail store…)
Most likely chill filtered and artificially coloured
Colour: honey. Most likely fake.
The nose greets me with a combination of smoke, sweetness and herbal spices. It’s not often I encounter this kind of harmony, but then again this is a blended malt and as such it is designed to be that way. Continue reading “Tasting: Nikka Pure Malt White”
Bottler: Wemyss Malts
Age: 12 years
Price at the time of purchasing: ca. 35€
Chill filtered / Coloured
Colour: The usual artificial amber from too much E150(a).
On the nose it is smoky, all right. That’s the first impression I get. What kind of smoke? I’m guessing Islay by the hints of phenols and iodine. However before I really get to nose it, the smoke has already disappeared into the background, mingling with sweeter notes lying underneath. Continue reading “Tasting: Wemyss Peat Chimney 12y”
Distillery: Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Price at the time of purchasing: ca. 50€
Possibly Unchillfiltered / Natural Colour(?)
Colour: (very) pale white wine. On the nose I get an initial blast of malty, damp peat smoke reminding me of burning wet wood (in a good way!).
Continue reading “Tasting: Big Peat Christmas Edition 2011”
I was selected as one of the lucky tweet tasters for the Douglas Laing @DLaingWhisky #BigPeat tweet tasting hosted by @TheWhiskyWire on the eve of the 21st of May 2014. Big thanks to DouglasLaing, Steve Rush and all the fellow tweet tasters for the great evening! Worthy of a repetition in my book!
In preparation for the tasting we all received a lovely little package from Scotland (see picture on the right). It contained five mystery samples (which were tasted blind) and a few assorted goodies like a bottle of rainwater, peat cones (to fill the air with lovely peat flavour), an Islay pebble to chill our dram on hot summer days and a mystery key to Big Peat’s house (still waiting on this mystery to be solved…) – all in all a very lovely package – very well thought out!
Without further ado, here’s my tasting notes for the five drams: Continue reading “Tasting: BigPeat Tweet tasting”