It amazes me that the increase in alcohol is not just "an increase in alcohol" attack on the palate. Cask strengths just have a habit of revealing more complex flavours and textures than their softer cousins.
And this cracker from David Baker is no exception. The peat is intensified, there's an earthiness and cherry/berry flavours not seen in the 46% and on the palate it is just explosive.
And it's all in balance as there is plenty of creamy oak and malt to balance up the high strength alcohol.
Great stuff David Baker.