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Peats Beast 46%

£4.80

Nose: Crashing waves, wood smoke, ash and tar. A hint of apple and citrus but the peat, unsurprisingly, dominates.

Palate: A beach barbecue… salt and kippers, a bit of butter and hot pepper spice. Water brings out some of those lighter apple and banana notes but again the phenols are the main event here.

Finish: This lasts for ages with ash, dark chocolate and pepper riding out over an oily base.

Overall: A dram that lives up to its name; the beast needs taming with a drop of water but it never gets too compliant.

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A beast of a whisky indeed, although it’s not without its beauty. Un-chill filtered and bottled at 46% abv, this is very peaty, as you might expect, though not in the realms of the really big hitters like Ardbeg’s Supernova. But if you like bonfires on beaches and tarmac on kittens, this is a good one to try.

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