Pete’Series is a peated Islay blended malt matured in bourbon casks and finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask. It comes in the same style of bottle as the Maman Brigitte blended rum from the same bottler.
(46%, Asta Morris)
Nose: the PX is light, it brings lots of grape sweetness, as well as sugared lemon juice and marmalade. Fresh figs maybe, but very little of the usual dark / dried fruits. Underneath there is a medium-bodied young Islay profile. Biscuits, ginger, oily peat and olive brine. Mouth: not very punchy at first, but going crescendo. Raw peat, toffee, lemon juice with a salty edge. Minerals and smoke. A touch of mocha and milk chocolate towards the end. Finish: long, clean, always quite round and sweet but not without the necessary smoky power.