The days that peated whisky was solely produced on Islay are long gone (actually, they never existed). Quite a few distilleries like to experiment with pated malt, including Glenturret. This is their Peated Edition, of which the production is normally destined to go into their blend Black Grouse, but is now presented as single malt.
Wonderfully creamy nose with a nicely smoky jacket, but silky soft. Pink Lady apples, honey biscuits, nuts and some milk chocolate, wrapped in soft notes of tar and jute. Even some candied sugar emerges. This is actually quite pleasant!
It is pretty soft on the palate, but less sweet than the nose made you expect. It even becomes quite brackish. The honey biscuits turn into sweet malt, while the fruit evolves towards butterscotch. The spices are quite feisty.
The finish is fairly long, but with some pepper at the sweet death.
This is eminently quaffable. Good entry level malt for people who are new to peat. Anyway, in my book, this is the best of the three new NAS releases.