sweet honey peat, some dried yellow fruits, dried apples, leathery, full bodied, quite a lot of peat for this age, cold ashes, very very gentle wet and moldy hay. Oaky and spicy as well but not in the spotlight. the finish is long, starts rather sweet and gets smokier and peatier the longer it lasts. Compared to the 20yo this has more complexity and is more like an old and dignified Islay. What a fine dram this on is!
Really good malt. I like it. This is set again compared to the 20yo (WID: 102030). But has a lot of punch, especially in the mouth, which is not unpleasant. The smoke is expected to be more restrained than the 20yo. I like the 20s very much and he is also PLV-moderately recommended. The 30s lays it still a shovel on it. But that also has to be paid well.
Nice, comparatively fine nose. Sugar beets. Herbal honey. Rather yellow fruits. Cloudberry jam. Apricots. From time to time also a penchant for the exotic. Maybe something like dragon fruit. Slightly smoked meat. Campfire. After a while, spices like nutmeg come. And generally oak. The longer and more often you smell, the less the fruits become. But it is spicier, oakier and also a certain freshness comes through.
A mixture of beautiful, creamy sweetness and spice. Honey again. Toffee. Marzipan. In addition ginger candy. Chilli oil. Then comes the oak. The sweetness subsides and the sharpness combines with the spice of the oak. It is getting drier. The smoke is very discreet here.
Nuts. Some herbs. Still a little prickle. Now the smoke is stronger again but still rather restrained. Tree bark.