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Bakery Hill Peated Malt Cask Strength

This was the second of two samples, both cask strength at 60% ABV, sent to me (via a colleague in Melbourne) from David at the distillery.  I had high hopes after enjoying the classic malt and was not disappointed.  The nose has grassy notes, vanilla, milk chocolate and of course some peat.  Balanced and not overwhelming even at 60% ABV.  The taste was spicy, dark chocolate, black fruits and the malty sweetness from the Classic.  The peat returns in the finish along with charred oak and toffee.  Exceptional example of how to use peat as a build or enhancement to an existing taste profile.  I had to go to some lengths to get these samples as Baker Hill is not available in USA.  That is a real pity and the worst thing to happen to US Australian relations since the Battle of Brisbane in 1942.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Australia
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope