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The first thing that hits you about the nose is an orange blossom fragrance combined with a underlying smokey peatiness. Its aromatic with subtle floural qualities to it, not overpowering though.
I'm getting nutty biscuits and the lingering air of a continental sweet shop.
I take a sip and it bites a little on my lips with a hint of spice.
A proper taste now, hold it in... its feathery and light on the palate, then the complex flavours come in with a richness like toasted nuts.
The finish is long and smooth as a sweetness hits you with touches of orange peel. Hints of a French dessert wine and then back to the smoke, like a campfire dying down.
This is a flamboyant whisky - most enjoyable - though its not something I'd go to every day.
It really stands out, I don't think I've tasted anything like it before - an interesting contrast to its honest, more rugged Island cousins.