Certainly a sippable dram. Although it showed some signs of complexity, it could be a little more dynamic.
Collection 01 - Marieberg
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Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Fresh peat, almost like damp embers. Then I’m back at school on a summer day, walking into the woodwork shop. Some sweetness like drizzle cake icing, then hot metal and burned wood.
Palate: More of that hot metal and toasted wood, getting even more mechanical. Slightly herbal, with some dry tarragon and vanilla cream softening it.
Finish: Relatively short and simple, with a mechanical tang.
Comment: Certainly a sippable dram. Although it showed some signs of complexity, it could be a little more dynamic.
Nose: Menthol, eucalyptus and first-aid kit, some wood smoke and rubber bands. Lime juice and white sugar. Petrichor. Some caramel notes dancing around the edges.
Palate: Medium body. Those medicinal notes are here with more of the lime juice and icing. The smoke is doing most of the work here, but is joined by green apple, fennel and a little vanilla cream.
Finish: Medium-short. The peat carries this dram over the finish line and leaves with green apple skin.
Comment: Quite coastal and relatively fresh.
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