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After reading good things about it, I figured I couldnt go wrong grabbing it for only €26,- for a liter bottle(!)
Nose: almonds, resin, soft but present peatsmoke and sigarette ash, honey, eucalyptus forest, mint, buttercookies, lavender
Palate: clean and gentle arrival in a lightly oily/buttery mouthfeel. On the palate u get the nose with some more bitter vegetables, pine tree forest notes, chamomile tea, roasted hazelnuts, honey and some licorice. You'd almost forget that its peated but the smoke is very well intergrated leaving room for the other flavors to shine.
Finish: a nice warm glow with the vegetable peat, roasted nuts, caramelised pear and incense smoke.
This is a very nice whisky for a very nice price. It has a lot more going on than just the peat, which has a character of it's own too. In my opinion it beats all the budget Islay expressions from Ileach, Finlaggan, Smokehead etc in flavor, but it lacks the punch and power of the classic Island malts. If only this was bottled at 46% without filtration and no colouring, then it would be perfect :)