...and to be honest, I like it more than most of today's heavily peated young stuff which is because of the high-quality of the spirit itself (which was distilled very careful and not in a rush). Because of that I prefer this dram over this year's 8-years old Talisker Diageo special release - and that Talisker matured for five more years (which stresses the importance of a high-quality distillate again).
The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers an immature and heavily peated profile with almost no malt flavours to discover (Where should they come from after three years only?). It smells like most heavily peated and under-aged drams these days - uniform and boring (to me). Sorry to all who like such a profile, but this is what I call "cheap thrills".
The taste is better with barley sugars and peat-induced flavours in (almost) an equilibrium but no significant other flavours. This is easy and pleasant, but again rather boring. It is nice to quaff when concentrating on other things than whisky, not more and not less.
The initial mouthfeel is pretty good, actually with a warming and instantly coating texture covering all parts of my mouth without distracting moments. Hence the quality of the spirit is excellent and it is much better than most of today's drams, without doubt. The finish is long and adds more sweet barley sugars which create a fine balance with the peat and wood. Again, no distracting moments until the very end. Water releases a few new aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother hence more quaffable with some fine milk chocolatey impressions towards the end. I prefer this dram at a reduced strength of about 40% abv.