This edition of Peat's Beast Cask strength has been finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks giving it great depth and richness. This is an extremely peaty whisky from an unknown distillery, it's got the rampant smoke you'd expect from a beastly named whisky, as well as a pleasant sherried character.
This comprehensive tasting note by Richard Patterson will give you an insight into the character of this whisky.
Colour - Straw yellow with glittering highlights.
Nose - A rugged fusion of sea spray, bonfire smoke, damp earth and spicy cinnamon immediately arouses the senses. These powerful aromas of peat moss and wet grass must be fully respected before seductive notes of crushed pear, apple and freshly baked bread provide the perfect finish to this memorable melody.
Taste - Strong and bold with plenty of backbone and structure as this great monster unfolds its fiery fangs on your palate. This is not for the faint hearted. Take a generous mouthful with a biting wind blowing furiously in your face. Hold it long in your mouth allow the thick tar, peat smoke and creamy liquorice to penetrate every part of your tongue. Time will tame it.There is indeed unashamed beauty in this beast.