reminds me of the 13 Year Old by Malts of Scotland that I tried a few months
back (and which was a tad better).
The nose is sharp
with a whole bottle of iodine, the chemical element with atomic number 53, also
known as the typical smell of antiseptic alcohol. Apart from that some maritime
elements, but those are kept in check by the sherry, that manifests itself as
caramel and fugde. After a few moments, it becomes quite fatty and meaty and
offers mashed patatoes! Nicely spiced.
The alcohol, peat and
citrus are the first to arrive on the palate. With citrus I mean oranges,
mandarin and grapefruit. Add the peel of the grapefruit, while the orange is
caramelized. The sherry gives it a sweet side (think caramel and vanilla), but
contrary to the nose, it does not dominate.
The sweet finish is
medium in length, on pepper and peat.