Angels' Nectar Rich Peat Edition
Angels' Nectar Rich Peat Edition, NAS, 46 %
This is the second product from independent bottler Highfern, the company owned by Robert Ransom, formerly of Glenfarclas. The Angels' Nectar Rich Peat Edition is made from a selection of Highland malts. The distilleries are not disclosed. There is no grain whisky in the mix, so this is a blended malt (formerly known as a vatted malt).
You can buy the Angels' Nectar Rich Peat Edition in the UK at just under GBP 40. It is not currently available to buy in Norway or Sweden.
Nose (22/25): Rich and very peated is my first thought, sticking my nose in the glass. The name is certainly spot on then. The peat is rich and sweet, of the wood smoke kind - this is no medicinal Islay peat monster. Quite fruity as well, mainly apples (fresh, red and green). It is not very complex, but I like it. It seems familiar in a very good sense.
Taste (21/25): Smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel. Pepper, ashes and very dark chocolate. Quite dry at the same time as it is oily - weird and nice.
Finish (21/25): Medium to short finish. Certainly dry all the way. Dark chocolate, and chocolate mousse. Pepper, chili and apples. Chewy and full.
Balance (21/25): I will assume the contents is not very old, but I do not really care. It is quite feisty and fiery, just as I like my peated whiskies.
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas