ABV: 46 %
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is dark fruits and sweet peat. At first there’s a perfumey floral note sitting on top of dried dark dried fruits like raisins and prunes. There’s a cloud of earthy peatiness surrounding the edges. There’s also a dry touch to it and a small hint of pine in the background. With time in the glass a vanilla note starts to rise in the center together with a hint of sweet liquorice. The sherry notes also increase in intensity after a while. This is a different and original nose, yet it doesn’t really impress.
Mouth: at first it’s sweet with just a hint of the dry, earthy and herbacous peatiness. After a second or two the sherry notes start to pick up as well as the peatiness. There is a sulfur and rubber greasyness which gives it a nice depth. The dark fruitiness is somewhat subdued. There is a hint of lemon on the edges and a bitter background note which doesn’t seem to fit the rest of the profile.
Finish: A mix of dark fruits, sulfur and herbacous peat flare up and gives it a nice complex profile from the get-go. It feels a bit ”hot” which brings it down a notch or two. After it settles it moves over towards dry soil and bitter oak. There is a nutty quality to it, but it’s not any specific kind of nuts. The sulfur and rubber note stays on top for the late finish. This whisky is a roller coaster with a great finish. It’s well made and very original. Maybe it just takes a bit getting used to.
This is a whisky made by the Grallet-Dupic Distillery. It has a peat level of 20 ppm and has natural colour. It’s aged in a mix of ex-Oloroso and ex-Pedro Jimenez cherry casks for 8 years.