16 May 2013

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #7

Big Peat Small Batch 'Limited Edition'
Nose: Peat, autumnal burning leaves, beach barbecued bacon, sea spray, witch hazel, a honey and lemon hot toddy, Lindt chilli chocolate, warm spelt bread flour, McVitie’s digestive biscuits and a flirtation of something fresh and floral.
Palate: Peat, damp pavement, a recently tarred road, brine, roasted red capsicum, a kick-ette of chilli heat, ground black pepper, Lockets honey and lemon lozenges, Turkish coffee, fresh ginger, blackberry jam, a puff-ette of a Cafe Crème cigar and some freshly chopped parsley.
Finish: Bold, brash and beautifully lingering.
Summary: All in all this just makes you want to climb onto the nearest roof and shout “Let’s hear it for the blends”. Love the standard bottling but this really does deliver an added profound peaty punch. Love it!