...and this dram is an easy drinkable peated modern-style whisky with a simple nose and a fine taste and finish. My taste buds vote for a Ledaig profile, but actually I do not care as long as it is delicious.
The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a modern peated bourbon-ish profile that reminds me a lot of Tobermory's Ledaig. It is flawless but rather simple with not many interesting aromas to discover.
The taste is much more interesting on fruity, barley sugary and grassy flavours beside the peaty notes. All in a nice balance but not layered, unfortunately. After some chewing the sugars combine to a tasty milk chocolatey impression with hot spices joining later.
The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more of these tasty chocolatey notes that I like. Again, no bitter or astringent feelings here. Water releases waxy-honey aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother but flatter too. I like to nose this dram reduced but prefer to drink it neat (using two glasses).