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This is possibly the oiliest whisky in the world, certainly the oiliest I’ve ever encountered. The bottle is olive green too which might colour ones impression a bit, but in the glass this is a golden coloured malt. The nose is softly peaty, no phenolic reek here, with some pine wood smoke and a hint of fresh cabbage. The mouth feel is full and oily and quite a strong alcoholic tang for a malt this age, the flavours not achingly complex, the peat is soft again interlaced with smoke. The finish continues the main themes with little change for a tolerable length. If you like the oily texture, and I for one do, it’s a good if uneventful lightly peated dram. I’d recommend anyone try the 12 year old before this though.