The taste has its own character of ashy, slightly sweet smoke - very different from what you know from Islay. And above all, more spice than you think.
Twist from the peppery spice in contrast to the light fruit on the nose - I think it's really well done.
[86 - 82 = good whisky -> get a second bottle? Maybe ...] with a tendency to the next better level for me.
initially ashy smoke, which also has a certain fruity sweetness in it.
Behind the smoke there is a citrus, lime and orange note, which is not superficially sour, but rather drifts into sweetness, although there is a slightly sour note.
Oak seasoning is added and brings some nutmeg with it. Somehow "green" moments can also be felt: stacked, mossy wood on the forest floor.
The rather ashy smoke subsides and opens up to honey, vanilla and a little caramel. But I always have the feeling that I smell some burnt heather, similar to the Highland Park character.
Furthermore bright fruits of green apple and fresh pear; there is also a ripe kiwi.
tannic seasoning, peppery start - and yet not really (alcohol) hot; the spice then settles on the tongue.
Dry, darker notes than on the nose. Slightly ashy notes of a campfire that has been thrown heather and has something flowery / sweet with it. The smoke comes rather delayed.
Pepper and seasoning stay on the tongue. An orange note follows with a delay.
Second sip: still spicy, nutmeg and pepper come through well. Some fruit, but not nearly as intense as on the nose.
Still ashy smoke. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts.
The tongue looks coated.
quite a long finish. The ashy smoke lasts forever. The spices of pepper and nutmeg remain in addition to the oak spice for a long time.
Tobacco and leather association when exhaling through the nose.