A smoky single malt here from Benromach and its Contrasts series. This expression was produced using heavily peated barley, and allowed to mature in first-fill bourbon barrels from 2009 to 2020, before being bottled up at 46% ABV. Smoky Speysiders aren't all that common, but they are delicious indeed.
Nose: Roasted nuts, vanilla pod, earthy barley, cinnamon, ginger, a hint of summer meadow.
Palate: More fruit-forward on the palate, with flamed orange peel and a splash of apple. Still packing plenty of peat smoke.
Finish: Bonfire embers, brown sugar, grilled pineapple.