Nose: Linseed oil, cold wood ash, whiffs of the coast and hints of banana and Ovaltine! It develops and becomes more woody, but not necessarily oak. Instead, we get cedar and hints of pine and just a dab of TCP.
Palate: Big and very oily. Sweet spices, and the most fantastically emotive blast of wood smoke, peppermint oil, sticking plasters and sweet, creamy vanilla and apple strudel. Maybe even a dash of ground walnut.
Finish: Long and spicy, it ends on beautifully warm peat, fresh morning dew on a meadow, the distant aromas of a smoker, and just a touch of cinnamon.
Overall: Dare we say one of the most provocative whiskies we’ve had in a good long while! This transports us instantly to Autumnal English countryside…