Nose: Whack of youthful iodine on first nosing. Leaving it for a few seconds, this dissipates slightly to reveal green apple, chili and vanilla
Palate: Almost a ‘dirty’ style of peat that I associate more with Irish Whiskey than their Islay counterparts. This is backed up by green apple, clove, lemon peel, ginger and melon.
Finish: Reasonable length (well it is only 3 years old), with the peat smoke and citrus notes finely balancing each other.
Overall: It’s hard to forget this is only three years old. There are signs of youthfulness, but these are almost hidden by the complexity that also presents itself. I can’t wait for five or even ten years time when the distillery reaches its full potential – it’s going to be exciting!