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Whisky Reviews for Smoking Buffalo 6th Edition TBD
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points
- I confess that my
expectations were pretty low and I have not yet tasted anything worthwhile from
the Speyside Distillery. But this is truly a wonderful whisky. It does
need some water though. My favorite Smoking Buffalo so far and as far as I
know the only peaty whisky from this distillery ever bottled. The 150 bottles
sold out in less than two weeks. I got me bottle 150 of 150.
The nose is lovely
fruity with a big smoky jacket. Very accessible. White fruit (apples, pears),
but also gooseberries and loads of white grapefruit. Some nuts, even some
marzipan. Something candy-like too. The peat gives some
herbal, mildly sour notes. Suddenly I get espresso and the fruit turns yellow. Sherry
cask? This is really nice.
The arrival is pretty
sweet and spicy. Burns a bit, so let me add some water. Then I get the
lovely fruit from the nose again – white grapefruit in the lead – but also
loads of honey and caramel. And then suddenly a wonderful smokiness develops
which reminds me a bit of Caol Ila (which is always a good thing). Good!
The finish is smoky,
sweet, spicy and long. Yes, only good things.