Interesting whiskey, a fairly wide range of derivatives, here and wood-grain, and industrial, and smoky-peat, and fruit-tropical groups, you can not say which one is the main, everything is very cleverly mixed, but it is done harmoniously, whole, sometimes even Broer vaguely reminiscent, but molt is not simple, a calm, balanced approach is required.
Discreet, dry, tart, fresh boards, carpentry workshop, solvent, new industrial textiles - tarpaulin, canvas; tar notes, eucalyptus, light grain notes and lemon zest; mineral, industrial colors - textiles, ash; light smoky-peat motifs.
The colour is gold. The nose starts with light notes of peated smoke and goes with caramel, cream, oak and salt notes. The palate is peaty, salty and very dry with grass notes. The finish is long, peaty, salty and dry with vanilla, cream and grass notes, Peat Faerie is a well balanced, tasty whisky. It’s a little bit simple, but good. If you like peated whisky - let’s taste it. I gave 85 points.
It’s a Speyside and Islay mix, no grain and its brilliant! The guys over at the SMWS know what they are doing.
Their tasting panel were put through a blind tasting (sounds like torture!) of various mixes and what we have now, is the highest scoring of the lot.
Peat Faerie is the 3rd blended batch from SMWS and I am reckon we can expect more.
Only 2948 bottles made.
Minimum age of contents is 10 years old.
Colour is a deep gold.
It falls into the Societies ‘Lightly Peated’ category and they of course are right.
Initially on the nose, the peat is nowhere to be found. But go back to it a couple times and there it is!
On the palate its initially soft and smooth (almost creamy), then the finish is all alcohol. And a hefty 50% at that. But add some water and you will be off with the fairies! The peat is there, but soft. Not too overwhelming.
The finish after adding some water is long and leisurely.
This is a fantastic Dram and I cannot imagine this bottle will last too long in my house. And at £50 it may seem expensive (for a blend), but keep in mind a lot of work has probably gone into this and no grain to keep the cost down.