I am a friend of this distillery and look forward to every further bottling.
Directly a sweetish peat note. The 60.7% are not immediately noticeable, but can already be guessed after a second sniff.
Green fruit, a sliced apple. Herbs and cooling menthol.
Caramel sets the tone for the sweetness, a hint of vanilla, roasted almonds.
A little oxygen makes it more and more harmonious and round.
There is the 60.7%, but not necessarily sharp and piercing.
It's 4 p.m. and I'm drinking on an empty stomach without having leveled myself with forty percent.
And that works quite well for that.
The peat is now more dominant, but it comes across as sweet, quite comparable to the nose.
Heavy and oily, really dirty. Stale meat, bacon, salt, cold fireplace.
This bottling reminds me a lot of the very first official bottling in 2016 AD, in which a fairly high proportion of Oloroso barrels was used.
To speak of extremely complex would be an exaggeration, it is and will remain a 5-year-old malt.
But it's fun and has its own character.
In the finish I have a lot of cold smoke and ash.
Becomes dry without bitterness.