A cask strength release from Peat's Beast, this Batch Strength bottling spent nine months finishing in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks! As such, there's rich notes of dried fruit and dates among the smoky maritime notes of the Islay whisky, weighing in at a beasty 54.1% ABV.
Familiar hints of peppery peat smoke, damp burnt bracken and the salty notes of seaweed. But Peat's Beast Sherry gives you more. There are subtle sweet notes of dates and figs with the sweet hues of Spanish Sherry; an absolute juxtaposition between dry peat smoke and rum and raisin ice cream, a quite sublime dram. On the palate a real peat bite but wrapped in a gorgeous warm coat of dates, figs, hints of clove and vanilla. The peat fire stays at the back of the throat but there are strong notes of chocolate, sweet rum and raisin ice cream, burnt caramel. Incredibly long finish.
Glows like a barley field of shimmering gold... but with hints of a darker burnished copper from the PX cask finish.
The nose exhibits damp smoke, peat, TCP, seaweed then morphing into sweet syrupy burnt sugar notes from the Sherry cask.