Tasted a bit young, but that was by no means a deal breaker.
The canned fruit brought the sweetness and the red berries, a touch of tartness both linked by an intermediary of candied citrus all while chaperoned by ginger and peppery oak.
None of this came as a surprise as the nose signposted what it is clearly and the profile never deviates too far from what's been promised, or at least strongly hinted at.
The tail is the least complex section, but quite long lasting, with the peat front and center and slowly devolving into more oak, soft leather and salty fats, without ever quite giving up its own identity.
Nothing ground breaking, but for a £35, 46%, NAS bottle - it's pleasant, multifaceted and very, very good value for money.
Light barnyard peat, heavy on the hay. Cooked apples, pears and lemons. Lightly floral wood and vanilla, caraway seeds.
Honeyed grain, canned stone fruit + the syrup, red currants for garnish, candied citrus, ginger, white pepper
Peat, leather, oak, grey pepper, butter