55.1% | 70cl | Cask Strength | 40ppm | NCF
Initially lovely earthy peat smoke and dark fruit, fig predominantly and toffee. As the aromas start to open soft peach and honey appear and a nutty nougat note sets the tone. Baked orange and a hint of mulled wine spice. The peat smoke notes are constant
and start to bring out some resinous woody aromas, the longer you allow to open the more depth you discover, more roasted coffee, syrup and citrus, more chocolate and crushed sea shells.
As soon as this dram touches your lips you feel the soft oily texture and then, as it coats the palate a subtle dryness changes the tone. The leading notes from the olorosocask and the peat smoke define the identity of the whisky but underneath there is a fruity sweetness from figs, orange and peach that nutty nougat note. With another sip the darker notes of tobacco. Boot polish and more earthy smoke give a pepperiness that really draws you into this magnificent whisky.
The finish is a dry earthy peat smoke with lime and figs. A chocolate and vanilla note comes through and some salty, sandy character. Peat embers give a last hint of smoke.