The SmokeStack is a Scotch whisky, which has a topping level of 30 ppm. It is a limited edition bottled in 2017 (4,200 bottles were produced).
The name of this Scotch was not chosen by chance. Vintage Malt Whisky Company declares: “At around 30ppm of phenol, this dram hits like a runaway train. Hang on for the ride”.
TASTING NOTES SMOKESTACK BATCH 1
Nose: intense peat notes are followed by rich spices (black pepper). In the background, echoes of citrus fruits (lemon peel) and vanilla are perceived. After a few moments, lemon cream. Despite the not particularly pronounced gradation, the alcoholic component is perceptible.
Palate: oily. Notes of peat, black pepper and hot spices are outlined. Smoke and coal nuances. Citrus fruits are present, but in a more contained way than perceived on the nose.
Finish: of medium-long persistence. Peat notes are perceivable, joined by citrus and lemon cream.
Overall, the SmokeStack has not a particularly large flavor profile. The complexity is contained, due to the peat, omnipresent and pronounced. They keep true to their word, regarding the peatiness.