Character – A spirit for peatophiles. The most heavily peated single malt in the world but with a gentler side which evolves as time goes by.
Colour – Winter sun/Lemon grass.
Nose – Without water aromas of peat fires. iodine, burning heather and oily, sea-encrusted rope. Opening up to notes of Hawthorn, Birch, Myrtle and Juniper. Adding water, the Myrtle mint oiliness moves forward, clearing the path for notes of green apple and pine needle.
Palate – A total tempest of peaty marine spirit that leaves the palate mesmerised. Awesome does not even come close! The power of the spirit is as phenomenal as it is phenolic. It crashes onto the palate in a tidal wave of smoke, engulfing the senses with a mind-blowing whirlpool of Islay character.
Finish – 24 hours is about right!
Mood – Braveheart. Pugnacious, ready to take on the world. Face the monster and enjoy what is a totally unique experience.