Adams Distillery has taken big, bold, complex shiraz wine seasoned casks with a deep, earthy and rich fruit aroma and added new spirit to make this incredible Signature Series #1 Shiraz Cask Single Malt Peated Whisky. What a dream!
It is easy to mistake these as ex-sherry casks, being similar on the nose. On review the shiraz leaps out and attacks the olfactory nerves. A sweet front palate of burnt sugar and caramel. The peat is present, but comes through more later. The shiraz shines through on its own merits. Dark rich plum and blackberry adds to some hits of toffee and bitter chocolate. Here’s the peat again – not heavy at all – a mild, light and easy drinking peat. A long chewy finish that goes on and on. Oily and all round delicious