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Cotswolds, Cask Expressions Collection – Peated Cask, 60.2%

ByThe Whisky Viking

Aug 28, 2022

Review #910 (2022)

In this series, the expressions will only have matured in one style of cask. In this expression, we are having a look at ex-peated quarter casks (Laphroaig?) from Cotswolds. Only 2.950 bottles were made. White fruits with just a hint of peat in the smell. Green peppers (really??) and hay.

Light peat at first in the taste. White fruits and burned oak. The finish is medium long, and the oak and peaty notes is what stays behind the longest. Some vanilla comes forward as well.

The strength is heavy, but somehow with the faint peat, it feels a bit diluted… A very strange feeling… With that said, it is still a fine whisky, with a good punch, but don’t expect a heavily peated whisky. I will give this 83/100 (20/21/21/21).

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