Nose: Oh my. This is almost a new make as far as the nose goes. if you have ever had a peated new make, this is it. Pears, apples, very fruity, a lot of peat, and so sweet. The color is almost clear too, with a wee yellowish hue.
Palate: Sweet, fruit and new-make-ish. lots of smoke, some dough, and cereals. Schnapps like almost. Young, young young.
Finish: Peat, Ash, and memories of far away fruit.
While visiting Balblair last year we had a taste of a peated new make, and this reminds me of it quite a bit. I am not sure how long this one spends in the casks, but boy, it’s a baby whisky. I would not recommend buying it if you are not a real lover of the new make, and peated new make to be more precise, but it you are , then it’s a good way to go.