I remember the distillery only peaty and salty 12 Yo quite fondly so I was looking forward to this Heavily Peated, despite it being a NAS.
It’s rather milky on the nose with a coal element. The milky note somewhat resembles an Octomore but this is more refined, there’s no head rush of peat but it’s still earthy with a vegetative note. Lemon peels with a chic sandalwood note that blankets over the sweet barley.
Caramel slices with plums and apricots. The sugary barley note is intermixed with citrus spices before the velvety creaminess sets in. Almond butter with a powdery delivery of peat.
Hint of milk chocolate as the peat softens out. A wee dose of ashiness with a chewy biscuit note as the barley sugar lingers in the background.
Distilleries tend to put more effort on the first batch of a new release and this is no exception, I wonder what they will put out next though, will the new offering continue to live up to expectation, such is the question..
Style: Sweet and Pleasantly Peated