It’s full of surprises. It’s pretty hot hot hot, but does still allow the complexity to make itself known. A little water did make all the difference.
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Hints of damp pine forest floor, with gorse bush and elderflower. Vanilla butter cream icing and plums infused with sage and honey.
Palate: Earthy peated hints with peppermint, overripe white berries, floral with hints of essential oils, cedar wood and sage.
Finish: Hot and long, leading into a slightly jammy ginger conserve, with pine needles.
Comment: It’s full of surprises. It’s pretty hot hot hot, but does still allow the complexity to make itself known. A little water did make all the difference.
Nose: Grassy and perfumed with heady florals. Cut grass, lily pollen, fresh root ginger, rose, and treacle tart. Lemon zest and New York cheesecake.
Palate: Full and mouthcoating. Fresh peach, chamomile tea with ginger and lots of honey. Mandarin juice and vanilla custard, with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Some earthiness and background peat.
Finish: Long, on mandarin juice. Dries on chamomile.
Comment: A summer dessert table. Really very juicy, it made my mouth water.
Subscribe to the Whisky Magazine Newsletter to see the latest in all things whisky