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A week or so ago my friend Richard Culver came by with some peaty whiskies - we actually did a big Ardbeg side-by-side but we also had some other fantastic drams. I kept samples of Octomore 6.3 (which I reviewed a few days ago), Laphroiag 18 and this one, the Amrut Peated.
The colour is a yellowish gold. On the nose there is very soft peat wrapped in butterscotch, lemon curd, Granny Smith, musty bookshelf and crisp malt. Slightly leathery. Some tropical fruits. Better with water as some campfire notes emerge. Very nice balance between spice, peat and malt.
On the palate the peat is well into the background, letting butterscotch, vanilla and sweet barley sugar take the foreground. Gentle spices. Touch of oak. The longer you hold it in the mouth, the stronger the peat becomes. Oilier and maltier with water. Delicious.
On the finish more spices emerge (allspice, cayenne) with a gentle pull of oak and some soft leather. Less of a powerhouse than some of the other Amrut expressions such as Fusion, Portonova or any of the cask strength bottlings, this is a terrific dram that is always a pleasure to drink.