Water takes some of the butyric notes but not the burning sensation.\rUnbalanced and leaving an unpleasant taste.
Aged 10 Years
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Butyric. Stale cheese. Dairy parlour.
Palate: Dry with an immediate butyric note as well. Quite burning. A salty sensation.
Finish: Warm and dry. A touch of dry almond.
Comment: Water takes some of the butyric notes but not the burning sensation.\rUnbalanced and leaving an unpleasant taste.
Nose: Rooty, with touches of putty and a slight cheesy note. Toasted wood, hot\rsesame oil. Lots of smoke - and another which shows agricultural\rtouches: compost and tomato leaf.
Palate: Sweet with seashell, big peatiness mixed with chocolate and mushroom.\rGood texture.
Finish: Dry smoke.
Comment: Not exactly refined, but a bit of rough does you no harm and certainly a big\rimprovement. There's just something about the wood that isn't quite right.
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