Dram Review: Iniquity Batch No. 008

[46.0%NASBottled in 2017Official BottlingBatch Release]

Nose:

A firm sense of toffee and chocolate on the nose but it’s also slightly herbal.  Even with the leather and mahogany it is inherently sweet and as gentle as it gets for an Australian whisky.  It’s not particularly layered but certainly charming.

Palate & Finish:

Dark blackberries getting crushed on the palate, there’s plenty of life yet with the delivery!  Immense dose of that old Australian Port influence atop a rather herbal smoke base, plated with a splash of cinnamon with touches of burnt toffee and cured Seville oranges.

A soft finish that fades away, a hint of malt and a wee bit of peat, some milk powder creaminess as well.

Thoughts:

Quite rich to begin with, whether the peat adds to the dram is debatable, the cask influence is quite gorgeous as is, perhaps the peat could be more defined.

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

-Nicholas