70cl // 46.0% ABV
From the third batch of Peat Smoke from Benromach distillery peated to 35 PPM and matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels for 8 years. The nose is of juniper, peat smoke and bourbon, a heady combination. Very vibrant, some pleasant malt fights past the juniper for attention dragging some cocoa by the hand behind. The taste is smooth and peated however the peat smoke is not massive but just right (shades of the Three Bears here) and is also showing some dryness with a little bandages and hints of Dettol. Actually much like many young Islay. All good. The finish is dry and smokey but with the malt and other cereal notes taking over here. The juniper makes a reappearance and is joined by a little ground black pepper. It’s very, very long and filled with peat smoke…
An Islay lovers dream.