Compared to earlier releases (6th, 7th & 10th) this one seems quite a bit peatier and spicier. This goes at the expense of some fuity notes that those expressions used to have. Which doesn't mean I like it less, not at all! 88/89.Compared to the later release 15, this one is maltier and zestier. Less cask-driven.
Peat, lime, salt, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, pepper, malt, iodine, smoked butterfish, broth, lemon iced tea and a farmy touch. Whiffs of nail polish remover (initially, but gone quickly), cooked vegetables and perfume come and go. With water also some peach.
Peat, caramel, salt, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, gingerbread, malt, mango and pepper. With water a sour fruitiness like blood orange or grapefruit, plus some pear liquor.
Peat, caramel, gingerbread, orange, salt and mocha.