Nose: Some initial savoury notes, then a fresh cereal aroma, alongside some fresh-cut apple peel. Becomes waxy, with faint peat and hints of chamois leather and some doughy and cardboard notes. With time, a biscuity shortbread note appears. Complex and absorbing.
Palate: Medium-full. A dusty entry, with a big raw peat and cereal hit, then sweetcorn and an explosion of chilli, ginger and pepper. This is mouthwatering and amazingly lively for a malt of this age.
Finish: Continues to develop, with bitter orange zest and vegetal notes. The cereal and peat notes persist, although the citrus wins out in the end.
Comments: A fascinating bottling, with a vibrancy not often found in malts of this age, alongside a delicious and complex palate.