Dràm Mòr Highlands Region Independent Bottlers Loch Lomond Distillery Scotland Whisky from 50 to 100 euros

Dràm Mòr Inchfad 2007 14yo

Review of a peated single cask from Loch Lomond.

Origin: Highlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 54.7%ABV
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon refill finished in ex-PX first fill
Chillfiltered: No
Added colouring: No
Owner: Dram Mor Group
Average price: € 75.00
Official website: drammorgroup.com
Vote: 86/100

The penultimate representative of the Scottish bottler’s Spring releases, this time I’m featuring a single cask from Loch Lomond, echoing the name once used by the distillery for the peated version of its whisky.
Inchfad is an island to the south east of Loch Lomond, itself the site of a distillery in ancient times.
274 bottles from a former Pedro Ximénez Sherry cask where was finished for six months a whisky from an ex-Bourbon cask, in which it had matured for thirteen years and six months, as always cask strength and without alteration.

Tasting notes

The nose has a vegetal peat, with sweet tones with saline and pungent flashes of toasted caramel, plums, baked apple, cloves, cinnamon, almonds and pine nuts. A balsamic breath stretches over the aromas, from which lemon notes emerge at length. Burnt puff pastry.
Peat is immediately introduced to the palate, seasoned with pepper and ginger, with a consistent vein of liquorice root and rhubarb that characterizes an acrid and mellow smoke, of burnt wood. The sweeter tones take a back seat, emerging from the background with nuts and almonds, plums, orange peel. Tobacco and bacon on the length.
The finish is quite long and dry, bitterish, of nuts, candied orange, cloves, charcoal.

A good balance between sweet and bitter, the sherried component smoothes out the roughness of a very vegetal and ashy peat offering a thick dram, with an amusing and intriguing swing of sensations. Not an easy drink, but one that deserves attention.

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