The Flaughter spade is used to remove the top layer of peat which is richer, more rooty and produces more ‘reek’. This gives a heavier, smokier flavour to the whisky. Pale gold in colour, it has a smoky, ashy nose with undertones of fresh vanilla and sticky toffee. Peaty and intense but remarkably rounded, it flickers with hints of fragrant pipe tobacco, orchard fruits, brown sugar sweetness and a slight medicinal overtone. An intensely flavoursome, smoky and smooth finish.
A full-on smoke-fest from this usually more gentle producer, Flaughter is a beautifully rounded, powerful presence. Alter Ego: Jeremy Paxman; with a no-messing style that amuses and enthrals its audience, it’s both entertaining and provocative. It’ll make you ask questions of yourself, like ‘if I don’t have a beard, why don’t I have a beard?’ and so forth.