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Bakery Hill Peated Malt Cask Strength

Cherry Juice

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

23rd Jun 2013

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Two years ago Niek & Ilse came back from Australia with a couple of bottles from Bakery Hill in Victoria. They brought me back a couple of miniatures as well, including this Bakery Hill Peated Cask Strength.

Ha, a very aromatic nose with loads of white fruit, but also vanilla and cherries. Sweet like cherry juice, a bit like gl├╝hwein. And yet. It also has a lovely salty element on the nose, maybe due to the peat that was used? It is very prominent, without becoming dominant. Well seasoned. With water, the fruit fades a bit to make room for wet earth and water plants.

The powerful attack first offers a whole plethora of spices, before the fruit kicks in. Again cherry juice, upholstered with toffee and acacia honey. The peat is just great. The smoke really enhances the whole. Diluted it becomes even more accessible and sweeter still. Cherries all the way.

The finish, even diluted, is wonderfully long and smoky sweet.

A great whisky from Down Under, actually. The peat works wonders with the sweet esters. Not exactly cheap with a price tag of about 120 AUD (shipping not included), but well worth the effort. Unfortunately not available in Europe since the domestic demand already outstrips the supply.

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