The new An Cnoc Peated whiskies are named after peat cutting tools. The Flaughter spade is used to remove the top layer of peat which is richer and more rooty. This gives a smokier flavour to the whisky, in this case with a PPM of 14.8.
What The WSD thinks: Peat fires in the distance wafting over a citrus orchard. Almost becoming roasted lemon. More wood smoke on the palate still with lots of citrus. Autumn in the orchard.
|Distillery: Initially smoky and ashy. Underneath that, fresh vanilla notes ooze softness and creaminess while a sharper hint of sticky toffee offers a balancing sweetness.The WSD: Lemon acid drops on the nose and the inside of a Bounty bar. And slowly it starts to smoulder. (M)|
|Distillery: A warming and smooth experience; peaty and intense but remarkably rounded, it flickers with hints of fragrant pipe tobacco, orchard fruits, brown sugar sweetness and a slight medicinal overtone.The WSD: The palate is lush, creamy and smoky. Someone has been using a magnifying glass to burn a bag of sweets in a good way. (M)|
|Distillery: An intensely flavoursome, smoky and smooth finish.|