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Nose: first impression: balanced sweet peatiness with hints of spice; Then peat grows stronger and literarily punches you in the face. After a while it reveals other medicinal notes, burnt wood, toasted nuts; almonds, and vanilla. With a few drops of water the peat subsides.
Taste: big sweet peat arrival; with a drop of water it becomes richer and richer in flavor; light saltiness; malty sweetness, lemon zest, a touch of white fruit; dried herbs; there is definitely a very beautiful note of cinnamon; slightly drying at the end;
Finish: burnt wood, a kind of aftertaste that reminds me of a bonfire which is going out in damp weather; Leaves you with a dry aftertaste. In the empty glass there is this note of artist’s paint.
I picked this one up out of curious and I must say, although I am not a big fan of peated whiskies as such, I quite enjoyed this dram. It’s interesting and well worth a try.