A bit of an unusual beast, this. Distilled at the Tomintoul distillery, this is one of a handful of heavily-peated Speysiders available. Like the BenRiach Curiositas, it shows that it isnít only the islanders that can produce good peated whisky. This is also bottled at an unusually high strength of 50% and unchill-filtered, which should make it a serious contender for peatheads everywhere who want to cast their nets that bit wider.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Bonfire toffee. Farm-yardy. Dry, sweet peat with a hint of coconut milk.
Palate: Heavy and yet in many ways restrained and chocolatey peat with more than a nip of oak. Once the peat recedes, it descends into a long, fruity, coconut and vanilla finish.
Retails for around £35