EYE / NOSE
Light golden in color, it looks solid and harmless in Glencairn, but even the first nose is a dream. Molass, old style islay with the strong, slightly biting smoke of red-hot coals. A little cowshed in the nose. Recently harvested hay, in the background the tar machine is running on a hot summer day, freshly chopped coriander in old 10W40, dry herbs and tire wear - as if someone had just drawn a donut on the asphalt with spinning tires.
Extremely oily and mouth-filling, wonderfully warming and very rich. On the palate at least as complex as in the nose. Now the small sherry barrel with fruity sweetness is also noticeable, but does not dominate the old Islay. Oak notes, brine, old bottle flavor and a kind of ... algae.
FINISH / CONCLUSION
An aftertaste almost without end. The oak notes change slowly and get an almost earthy component, a hint of orange reminds one of the sherry influences for the last time, sweet pipe tobacco is accompanied by a rather soft smoky taste, which leaves the malt in the best memory.
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