[46.0%・Distilled in 2009・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・General]
A very bright nose with dark cherries, prune syrup and coastal peat all being highlighted. It’s uncomplicated and clean with a brush of heather drawing out the brine and oyster shells.
Palate & Finish:
Blackcurrants folded into butterscotch fudge. Sour plums giving that juicy edge over the peat and vanilla cream base. Pepper and ginger with hints of chocolate coated hazelnuts and marshmallow “rocky road”.
Quite a drawn out finish with the maritime peat.
Tasty Sherried expression from the young Islay distillery.
I must admit in the past I haven’t really been a fan of their non-Buffalo Trace casked expressions but it seems like they are starting to get the hang of things. Let’s see how this expression will evolve with a few more years under its belt..