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Nose: a delicate perfume of vanilla and lemon essence at first, followed by brine and smoke notes. Impressive balance and lightness.
Taste: medium-bodied, with the initial sweetness soon met by a wave of salty smokiness. The salty maritime character takes some getting used to. Then the peat coats the back of the tongue.
Finish: Peaty, but not overpowering. The salty note lingers.
Balance: a solid Islay malt which finds a good balance between sweetness and peat smoke. For me, not an everyday malt but still a great choice.