English Whisky Peated TWE

The English Whisky Peated (TWE Exclusive)

In recent months I’ve tasted a couple of expressions from The English Whisky Company. One of ’em was an unpeated whisky bottled for The Whisky Exchange. The other was an independent one from a Sauternes cask for Blackadder’s Raw Cask-series. They apparently make all kinds of different whiskies in Norfolk (where the distillery is situated), because today I get to try a peated version.

The English Whisky Peated (55,2%, OB bottled for The Whisky Exchange)

Nose: Very clean peat with some coal smoke, a bit subdued. Some tree bark. Hints of lemon and orange, and just the slightest trace of juniper. Pretty straightforward and by simply nosing this I wouldn’t have guessed this to be cask strength.
Taste: Straw and sugar barley, but then the smoke connects, with touches of bacon and black pepper in the background. Again, pretty simple this, but that’s not a bad thing in this case.
Finish: Warming and peat-y. Ending on a sweeter note.

Rating: 84

Really, there’s not much to say here other than that it’s simple, but good.

Sample provided by The Whisky Exchange

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