Caisteal Chamuis – Heavily Peated Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Here at Whisky Boys HQ we received a wooden box containing A bottle of Heavily Peated blended malt and all the ingredients to make an Old Fashioned.
My plan is to centre on the bottle of malt.
Caisteal Chamuis, also known as Knock Castle and was a stronghold of the Clan Macleod on Skye. The Castle is clearly visible from Mossburn Distillers new distillery, Torabhaig.
This classic island Blended Malt Whisky reminds us of times gone by, peat fires, and a hard way of island life.
Distilled on Skye, Orkney & Islay without colouring or chill-filtration, and finished in first-fill bourbon casks.
Rick Bennett-Baggs at Mossburn Distillers, said: “In Caisteal Chamuis we have created a mystifying whisky from the Hebrides, celebrating the life and lore of a past that might have been at the castle. While the story may be mysterious, enjoying a good quality, peated malt whisky shouldn’t be, as we seek to transport drinkers and welcome them to the misty isles of the Hebrides.”
Let’s now taste.
Nose…Peat smoke comes in first, peaceful, sweet, oak, slightly spiced, vanilla.
Taste…For a heavily peated dram it tastes quite delicate, peated candy, honey and vanilla slice sprinkled with ground pepper, wood ash, saltwater over bonfire embers, it’s a dram that is complex and has an ever-changing flavour.
Finish…Medium to long finish, peat smoke remains in charge but the oak spice is still there followed by the sweet vanilla.
This is quite a dram and with an RRP of only £38.95 this is a bottle that will feature in the Whisky Boys cabinet for a very long time. Can’t wait to share this with friends and neighbours. Well done to all at Mossburn Distillers you have a grand wee dram on your hands.