From the first moment I opened the bottle, this little peater has captured my tongue. Perfect strength, perfect complexity for this age, just probably one of the beste young spirits that I ever tasted.
It opens with a full, damp, but also fresh, dry sort of peat. Earthy, with notes of champignons, wet leather jackets, leaky old wooden sheds, and slightly vegetal, a herb garden after the rain. Well, it has been raining a lot here lately… What I really like is the range of subtleties that come forward when you sniff it for a few minutes. To me it does not feel that young, at least older than it is. Also very clean, reminds me of some mezcal that I tasted recently. Full of roots, a hint of ginger tea, moss, wet stones, and in between some slightly fruity notes, just noticeable, pears and sour apples. Wood from a extinguished fire after a sudden rain shower. Notes fresh green tea, faint hints of citrus fruits, and peanut butter, I didn’t expect that.
So lovely right from the start with lots of potency and a good amount of freshness. Different sorts of peat, fresh roots, smoked dragon (I mean the herb, not some creature from GOT), fennel, and more undefined smoked herbs. A few drops of pear juice and a hint of apple skin. Yes it is young, but so well balanced and already reaching a fair amount of complexity. Burned grasses, smoked herbs, hints of smoked fish, I think mackerel, and more salty notes coming through. Sandy sea water, more smoky salty fish, a few olives. Oh yeah.
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