A complex yet approachable Islay.
12 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A big hit of Islay. Salt, seaweed and Germolene. Also a newly-opened cigarette packet.
Palate: Sweet, fruity, developing wood smoke, spice, mixed herbs and bonfire embers. Carbolic soap.
Finish: Citrus fruit, sweet peat, pepper and medicine chests.
Comment: A complex yet approachable Islay.
Nose: Coal tar soap, buttered kippers, sea salt caramel and a hit of something medicinal: opening a plaster.
Palate: You get hit with a sweet, honey and fruity wave first, then the smoke comes, then spices build before the smoke returns.
Finish: Sooty and a little sweet.
Comment: Excellent stuff, another outdoor dram for sure.
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