A 2015 addition to the range of peated anCnoc single malts, once again with a name reference a traditional peat-harvesting tool. The Rascan has been peated to 11.1 PPM (only just higher than the Rutter, which is peated to 11 PPM) and aged in American ex-bourbon barrels for "nearly a decade", according to the distillers at Knockdhu. Rascan is also a rather fun word to say - always a plus.
Nose: Honey and orange (perhaps a little bit of apple too), complimented by developing, earthy peat smoke.
Palate: Peat is more pronounced on the palate, though well balanced with handfuls of sweet vanilla. A touch of old leather, too.
Finish: Light and elegant as it ends, the last hint of smoke slowly fading out.