BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 1

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Nose: Light, clean peat. Ashy woodsmoke, hay, mud, suede, and a little bit of nori. Sweeter notes of pear, slivered almonds, and buttered popcorn. Icing-sugar-dusted funnel cake at a muddy fairground.
A few drops of water, and there’s sweet malted barley, flowers, and toasted sesame seeds.

Palate: Medium texture. Gentle sweet arrival with pear and honey, then develops softly to a haze of softwood smoke, soft woodsmoke, ash, and hay. Flamed orange peel and barley, with some clove and cardamom spice.
Water brings out more citrus (pomelo) and cantaloupe, and the smoke gets sootier. An unexpected sulfur note also appears on the arrival.

Finish: Medium-length. Ashy pine log campfire, buttered (slightly burnt) popcorn, almonds, green grapes, and mint.
The water adds more tart green grape and a bit of chalk.