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The colour of apple juice marks the first impression of this beauty, to the poured dram I added a touch (4-5 drops) of water. The nose is less medicinal than the 10, but the iodine and salty smoke still remind me of a driftwood fire on an autumn beach.
When the whisky hits the palate the seaweed, smoke, and iodine mix with a slighty nutty sweet flavour that turns spicy when your tongue is fully coated. A chewy texture fills your mouth.
Upon the swallow, the peat can nearly overwhelm, and it dries out for an amazing finish, although shorter than the 10. I actually prefer the finish of the 10, but this 15 is altogether more enjoyable.