Stats – 43% alcohol, Islay
Price – $65
Color – Dark amber
Nose – Smoke and peat, some cereal sweetness with a little fruit
Palate – At the bookends this has a nice bourbon-like fruitiness. The midpoint is dry and complex. Maybe just a bit of waxiness. The finish also brings out some astringency that seems to mask some of the peat. The finish is delicate, but long and fruity. There is just a hint of black pepper spice, and some oak from the barrel, both of which mellow as it breathes in the glass. A well balanced whisky, it’s no surprise this is a go-to for many Islay fans.
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