ABV: 43 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in Collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is fruity with a bitter tang. Up front there are oranges and grapefruits mixed with butterscotch and vanilla. In the back there are coastal notes like a salty ocean spray and a hint of seaweed. A thin veil of peatiness rests all over the other flavours adding an extra layer. The peat comes through as new leather. The whole thing is quite mild but all-in-all pretty well balanced.
Mouth: It starts out with some bitter notes surrounding the palate before the oranges and the grapefruits come through. The butterscotch and the vanilla comes through together with the soft leather note from the peatiness. Dark syryp is creating a small sweetness. There’s a tiny bit of spicyness but it lacks some power. It mirrors the nose very well and it’s quite dry from the start.
Finish: The fruitiness moves from the citrus fruits towards assorted tropical fruits. It’s still quite bitter, but in a well balanced bitterness. The butterscotch and vanilla is now residing in the back and the veil of peat is completely gone. When the oakiness arrives it really punches through and leaves most of the other flavours behind. It’s a very nice oakiness with hazelnuts and cacao. It’s nice dram but it lacks some intensity.
This whisky is made from both peated and unpeated malt. It’s aged between 13-21 years in american ex-bourbon oak barrels. It was discontinued in april 2018.