Bladnoch Dew ‘Peated New Make Spirit’ 72.2%
Definitely new make on the nose – Full of toasted barley and cereal. Quite oily, with plenty of high toned botanicals and hints of manure and decaying rose petals. The peat aromas are quite subtle. The palate is lightly oily and full of similar to the nose, very cereally with sweet digestive biscuit, clean rose petals and manure. The peat has a lovely loamy moistness to it, reminiscent of potting or gardeners peat. The intense alcohol bites and shortens.
Water adds a lovely sweetness to the barley and cereal aromas, whilst it lightens the palate and possibly sweetens a bit. The peat is much more herbal in character now with heather notes. Some light honey and grass notes can also be discerned.
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