2007 House of MacDuff The Golden Cask Croftengea 15 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
'Croftengea' is produced by Loch Lomond and equates to a classification for a spirit type. The distillery says this is its most heavily peated whisky. We find it to be similar to Caol Ila, sans the really strong maritime character - in other words, variations on a smokey theme that's predictably good. The nose and palate are engagingly sweet and sooty with Anzac biscuits, butter menthol lozenges, dried grass and chocolatey peat. Creamy, full bodied and jam-packed with salty peet-reek, the co-mingling of tangy fruit and sweet oily smoke with wood spices is in controlled tension. Add it all up and you have style that is nothing less than dangerously drinkable. 58.9% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 270 bottles from a Bourbon cask.