Kilkerran 8 year old Cask Strength

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Colour: yellow gold.

On the nose: the balance between the sweet vanilla from the American oak and the inherent, malty, peaty, dirtiness of the spirit. Plenty of citrus notes, and marmalade. Golden syrup. That peat becomes slightly diesel-like (in a good way) with cinnamon and cloves. Black tea, earthy. Strawberry jam tarts.

In the mouth: this is where the whisky comes alive. It follows the nose perfectly: yes, vanilla; yes, peat; but that barley-driven maltiness seems to bring the two sides together. Under that is some cream, with peaches, lime juice and mango, but this really starts to hang about in that zone between the maltiness and the peat quite a lot.