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this is in our islay tasting. Its the second organic we have had, the other being the benromach, and given they have both been matured in virgin oak wood clearly dominates. Personally (tony) I prefer the benromach, the wood is better integrated.
Dominic's review "Nose: Not particularly assertive, with some lemon, barley, wet hay, and damp woody notes. Like opening the cricket hut or boat shed at the end of winter. Not particularly unpleasant, but you're not sure what's lurking in there.
Palate: The result of the virgin oak is a massive white pepper hit. And because the oak will quickly overwhelm the malt it cannot stay there too long. So the malt here is very young, still green, rootsy and resinous. The resulting whisky is intriguing rather than wonderful. It's not totally balanced, and the spice and barley bicker constantly. But it's an unusual and challenging experience and not to be missed.
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