I do enjoy the big peat, but something is out of sync here. Enjoyable but ultimately disappointing.
15 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Fruitier than the 10 and in some ways more intense, though not as far as the peat is concerned.
Palate: Chewy and intense, but a feeling there is something missing. The oaky middle is slightly nutty.
Finish: Long, chocolatey and peaty. Lots of vanilla. Also a slightly off-putting tang that I can't recognise.
Comment: I do enjoy the big peat, but something is out of sync here. Enjoyable but ultimately disappointing.
Nose: Phenol, tar, sulphur.
Palate: A deceptive moment of peppermint sweetness and grassiness, then an explosion of sulphur, burning peat and Islay intensity.
Finish: Round, dry, long, warming.
Comment: Lively. Full of flavours. Multi-faceted.
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