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The nose is rich and sweet - fruity with vanilla and wood tones with a hint of smoke and a little salt. Straightforward but more than pleasant.
The taste is full and rich, with honey and spice mixed with fruits. It rolls through my mouth elegantly, ending with a tingle from the spice that leaves my mouth dry and warm.
The finish is long and smooth - vanilla sweet, with a hint of smoke and gentle peat over an undertone of wood.
This is probably the only single malt I would describe as graceful and elegant. While other single malts have outstanding balance, you always get the feeling that the balance comes from a lot of time and effort on the part of the distiller. This one, however, feels to me like it just comes naturally, and isn't the end result of many years of careful tinkering, and yet is still excellent.
It's not in my top 10 malts, but not by much. It definitely has its own character, and it is certainly worth a look.