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Acquired this one finally after much homework at a local bottle shop for $55 USD. By the way does anyone know the story of the feral looking barn cat that is their trademark? Color: Light gold, pilsner gold.
Nose: Immediately after opening salty coastal notes invade the nasal cavity. With a little time the coastal notes relax allowing spicy dried citrus peels (tangerine and lemon) to take the wheel. Freshly cut green apples and notable floral notes are gently peppered with barbecue smoke. A very likable nose. Some layers, not too simple and not too complex.
Body: Medium, slightly creamy
Taste/Palate: More added citrus peel, floral notes have a greater strength going from flowers in a vase (nose) to freshly blooming outdoor flowers. Salinity and brine ride still along over the tongue. Smoke again peppers the end right before you swallow.
Finish: Medium-Long. Relatively drying and bittersweet by way of oak. Hints of salt again... and oak spice in the way of bits of black pepper. So a bit of a drying salt and pepper end. Seems classic and simple. After a little time citrus notes remind you of your earlier sips.
Overall: This is exactly what I was expecting. (It is a good thing.) I did my homework for awhile and I thought I would enjoy this and I did. Its a drama that can transport you to the coastal highland town of Brora in the state of Sutherland. If you like maritime notes and fruity notes this is an excellent and happy marriage to be apart of.