Candystore! Sweet but well matured and with a savory layer underneath. Gummy bears and winegums. A subtle and great integrated layer of peat. I get a sensation of ship rope which, in my opinion, is responsible for that typical flavor of older peated whisky.
It’s very soft and gentle! Almost shy initially. After that a slowmotion explosion of dried herbs, cinnamon powder, paprika powder, cigarette tobacco and earthy, sweet peat. Finally it builds up to a thick, syrupy and mouth coating body. Truly lovely stuff!
The long and delicate finish is rather mineral like and gives again dried herbs, subtle peat and also a sensation of wet tobacco.
This is a whisky you need to dive into and concentrate. Definitely not a beginners dram but very rewarding when you sit down and take your time with it! Simply lovely how the peat developed after such a long time. Despite of the price I would give this a serious buy recommendation.