We continue tasting the newest bottling from Kintra, and after that Coal Ila, another Islay from Laphroaig. This time aged in a sherry butt. Sherry and peat can go well together, or can be very bad together, depending on the cask and balance. Happily this one is a great example of how a sherry but and a peaty spirit can work together and produce great young sherried monsters.
Nose : We’re at the 4th of July, or Independence day here with a lot of Gunpowder, fire crackers and smoke. some sherry balsamic and smoke.
Palate: Sweet smoke, pepper, eggnog ,smoked sausage and burnt sugar. Very warming , mouth coating and soothing. Very much like eating a roast in front of a fireplace with crackers flying up in the sky.
Finish : licorice with pepper, Wood. Some Distant smoke.
A great little cracker. nice Sherry peat combo with those lovely gunpowder notes.
Many thanks to Erik for this official sample