The big “peated bad boy” in our range is a wild whisky indeed. Coming from a very old Highlands distillery usually renowned for its flowery and lightweight single malt, it’s one of those rare smoky experimentals batches with which they sometimes try to defy our expectations. The quizzical organic character of the spirit finds a great match in the sherry casks used for the finish, giving birth to an intensely leathery and chewy style, rich of black liquorice and earthy notes. In spite of the intensely peated approach, you can still definitely find the flowery notes and the perfumy fragrance that is so typical of the distillery. But of course it’s big, loud, not particularly winey but very tannic, with a hint of herbal bitterness too. Markedly ashy, and definitely different from any other peated malt you may think of.