Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 91 points

anCnoc Tushkar Highland Single Malt. Image courtesy anCnoc.This is part of anCnoc’s series of peated single malts from Knockdhu Distillery in the Highlands, and named for the traditional spade that peat cutters use. It’s the peatiest of the three at 15ppm, and the nose has a heathery peat smokiness while retaining its buttery smoothness with notes of honey, vanilla, coconut, and butterscotch. The taste is smoky with grilled fruits, tangy sweet barbecue sauce, honey, and butterscotch. The finish is smoky and long, sweet and smooth with touches of honey and tree fruits. (April, 2014)