This review focuses on an intriguing Ruadh Maor expression, which is a heavily peated variant from Glenturret distillery that is traditionally used for blending purposes. This expression was distilled in 2009, matured in a refill sherry hogshead for 8 years before being bottled at a cask strength abv of 59.5% in 2018.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Ruadh Maor 2009 8 Years Old (59.5% abv)
Nose: Spirited and robust, with dusky peat, sea salt, malt and green leaves. Malt features later on, alongside some sherried sweetness, cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate: Dusky peat and green leaves at the fore, followed by a fair bit of restrained sherry, malt, sea salt and oak. Cinnamon and nutmeg follow on later. Finish: Long, lingering, spicy and peaty in equal measure.
This expression is available by the dram or as a part of a flight and can also be purchased by the bottle at the following link: