Whisky : Single Cask #686 (Peated to 35 ppm)
Characteristics : 700ml, 59% ABV.
Distillery's info : "Produced using Himalayan barley and Islay peat and was bottled from ex-bourbon cask number 686"
Price : £100 Discontinued
Colour : Dark Gold
Nose : The smoke hits you immediately after pouring, as does the alcohol. Left to rest in the glass for 10-15 minutes allows the dram to calm down a bit! I get hot porridge with some orange marmalade.
Palate : The strength get you - started a coughing session! It's not oily like some peaty Islay malts, more syrupy, quite sweet - more orange marmalade and quite a bit of spice on the tongue.
Finish : Very warming, some malt, spice and quite a bit of smoke.
Overall : I really enjoyed this dram, much better than the Brilliance I bought from M&S which I still can't quite make my mind up about! The smoke is there, the orange marmalade is always present and there are nice hints of spice!