No complexity, but a pleasant peaty dram. A definite step up from the old bottlings with no age statement.
Aged 10 Years
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sweet egginess, like a custard tart. Some juniper, and cigar smoke. It feels youthful and vibrant, although a little clumsy at full strength but seemed to settle down with water.
Palate: Sweet, smokiness and some tinned peaches.
Finish: Dry smoke and ash.
Comment: No complexity, but a pleasant peaty dram. A definite step up from the old bottlings with no age statement.
Nose: Slightly edgy. Young and lightly floral before smoke is ignited with a drop of water. Some vanilla.
Palate: Quite dusty, then the smoke builds but balanced by a fragrant lift. It's like a florist's shop with a peat fire blazing in the corner.
Finish: Slightly rubbery.
Comment: Another that's growing in character. I'm looking forward to the 12 Years Old.
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