Nose: Strong smoke tries to hide the undeniable youth, sweet, intense dark honey, chocolate, strong spicy wood, lemon, sea salt, ashtray, methylated spirit, sour apples, good for three years but not very complex
Mouth: strongly phenolic, ash, strong, a lot of vanilla, astringent, lemon and a lot of cinnamon, sweet and juicy, present, in the finish violent spices (pepper, chilli, cinnamon), oily, the wood is omnipresent, intense, heavily burned-out barrel with perfect smoky base product
Conclusion: a very intense experience. For me personally, the burnt-out barrel in combination with the relatively strong smoke is too much of a good thing. The New Make was certainly perfect, but somehow it has to be possible to sell three-year malt for around EUR 150. Then we throw in a lot of peat and afterwards the burned out barrel has to contribute to it so that we can bring the most intense stuff to the people in the shortest possible time. Shoot cannons at sparrows ...