A very pleasant, if peculiar malt. The soft and fruity peat aroma of the nose goes down completely in the further tasting. Dark and harsh wood tones dominate the taste and the finish. Nevertheless, this sample has that certain something and pleases with good.
Blind tasting: Turbid, yet bright amber shimmers in the glass. On the glass wall large and oily streaks have formed, subtle and fruity peat aroma flows from the glass. The soft and very restrained peat is ensnared by fruity orange aromas, a tentative sea breeze blows from the glass. The alcohol note is very harmoniously integrated and brings the wonderfully soft and fruity aroma to perfection. A touch of apricot arises, then creamy and sweet caramel appears. A very subtle smoke could be in the background, although I'm not so sure. Creamy and slightly buttery now produce subtle mineral notes, and a moment later, the fruity peat aroma sets in again.
The first sip is fruity and clear. Immediately follow tart and discreet bitter oak notes, dark fruit aroma mixed with a bitter smoky note. Earthy and dirty play dull wood elements with dark fruit and a bitter and spicy nut-loam mix. This strange aroma has never struck me so extreme. The second sip is accompanied by an intense salt aroma, mineral elements, earth and fruity aromas alternate. A bitter woody aroma exudes a plump warmth, a hint of licorice and grapefruit stands out from the spicy wood.
The fine tart wood notes give the finish properly gas. The peculiar spice from the taste is reflected in the finish again, dry woody aromas warm the palate. The citrus fruit or grapefruit aroma returns, producing a fine and fruity nut aroma. The aftertaste sounds long with its great aroma.