Let’s hope we get somewhere tonight, because frustrations are building.
N: It’s the first fruity one of the night, and the first decent and balanced nose. It comes with a touch of rubber, a touch of smoke, hot dusty electrical components, clean barley, coal dust, sweet sponge and only a little volatile heat. Water allows the coal/soot & smoke to build around the toffee-d barley.
T: Starting with prominent peated barley, it’s one that takes well to water, which is needed. It soon develops into metallic & sooty oily barley juice, though we still never get away from the cask resinousness.
F: Continues with a bold straight forward form, finishing vanilla/green and slightly sour>sweet.
C: A refreshingly firm peated HP expression, Laphroaig-esque in part - though one that soon becomes a little tedious.
Scores a B-