An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. Then comes a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.
Light, orange-tinted amber in colour. Grahams 30 Year Old Tawny Port has a magnificent nose showing an array of dried fruits. A matured, concentrated palate with full honeyed fruit. Gorgeously mellow, with an amazing, long finish Fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate but can also be enjoyed alone, as a dessert in its own right – it is indeed an experience in itself.
A smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Wood is always present in the spirit, gently nutty and reminiscent of a carpenter’s workshop. A long, sweet finish, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty biscuit notes.
This is a very interesting small batch release from the Deanston Distillery holding a Full Organic Certification, Un-chillfiltered and finished in organic virgin oak casks. Certified Organic from start to finish, by the Organic Food Federation, Deanston only use organic barley with no pesticides or fertilisers, malted organically and batch production to ensure no carryover.
Soft, fruity, balanced with sweet American oak notes. Smooth, creamy sweetness with malty honeyed spice and vanilla. Incredibly crisp with long lasting oaky sweetness.