Nose: Fish market, light smoke and flowers. Weetabix and bourbon biscuits. Very intriguing.
Palate: The chocolate hit is immediate. Explosive smoke ignites in the middle. Deep and quite rugged. Well put together.
Finish: Long, gently smoky.
Comments: Water smooths it down, but the rugged edge is what makes this a winner.
[These tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine No. 64]
Nose: Slightly volatile. Honey, iodine, medicinal peaty notes. Faint hints of fresh mint, sea spray and cough mixture.
Palate: Warming peat, soot, medicine cabinet surge. Medium-bodied, with the honey, some sappy wood, apricot, white pepper, woodsmoke, and smoked fish developing.
Finish: Warm, long, honeyed, spiced and slightly drying as the oak makes a comeback.
Comment: A nicely balanced, slightly fiery teenager.