A single cask whisky bottled by Berry Brothersâ€™ & Rudd from an undisclosed Orkney Island distillery.
Distilled 2000, this was filled into cask #1 and bottled 2018 as a 17-year-old. The presence of peat gives us a fair indication that this is from a distillery that malts a portion of its own peated barley needs.
Wine and spirits merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd is located at 3 St Jamesâ€™ St and has remained family owned since its formation in 1698.
Tasting notes from BRR:
The nose suggests a perfect balance of Orcadian peat smoke and delicate vanilla from the whiskyâ€™s maturation in American oak. Honey and tablet notes offer further promises.
The palate is pleasingly complex, offering more honey and citrus fruit.
A long and lingering finish shows wood spice and a resurgence of peat.
- Single Malt