Intense aromas of peet-reek, smoke, seaside character
and burnt ropes, with a subtle apple-fruitiness in the
background. The palate is full, round and tremendously
complex. Water brings out a spice-laden, sweet vanilla
character, as well. The finish lasts for many minutes.
The nose is gentle peat, very slight bacon, dry hay, a hint of banana and cardamom. Very slight nose. Water brings out the fruitier elements of banana and lychee. The real burst begins on the palate, more so than the nose - lots of peat smoke, heat, and toasted sesame oil. Under the smoke is that light fruity malt character. Water makes the oily spirit creamer in the mouth, which is welcome. The finish is so long - ash and liquid smoke sit there as your mouth dries, while retaining pears and some salinity.
Islay single malts distilled in the village of Port Askaig
as well as one from the south shore of the island. This
is balanced with Ardmore and a single malt from the
village of Brora.
Primarily a mix of first-fill and refill American oak,
plus approximately 2% new French oak.
Bottled at 48.9%. Not chill filtered. Natural colour.
|A fantastic late-night digestif malt whisky. The
magnum bottle makes it appropriate for parties