Angels' Nectar Blended Malt - Rich Peat Edition
70cl, 46% abv
Not complex, and not very old; probably due to the use of young whisky – the paleness of colour suggests so, although this could be a well-used cask. It’s a quality spirit. If you’re a peat fan, then this would be a good addition to your cabinet. As the name suggests this is heavily peated and has been created from a selection of Highland malts. This whisky oozes peat like the welcoming smoke from the chimney of an old farmhouse in the Highlands, which is followed by a subtle fruity sweetness akin to toffee apples and dark chocolate. The peat is smoky rather than medicinal.
Colour: Exceptionally pale. White wine.
Nose: Gorgeous. Creamy, luscious sweet peat. Quite coastal, with touches of hay barns. Mossy. Turf. It’s very nice indeed, though not especially complex.
Palate: All of the nose comes through perfectly. The peat isn’t as sweet as the nose can sometimes promise.
Finish: Lovely texture – and mouth-watering.