A whisky that exudes wisdom.
Superb nose. The peat is oily, and coils up all the other aromas of the dram. We have graphite, a bit of pencil lead. Lemon oil, and some other fruits: dried orange, sweet mango, light kiwi.
Light caramel. Light medicinal, very round camphor, licorice. A little motor oil, from an old garage. It's very blended and intellectual.
With aeration we have more minerality, chalk.
In the mouth it is also a demonstration of melt. The aromas come where the spirit wanders.
The fruits twirl. Citrus and exotic: passion fruit, mango, lemon, pineapple.
Peat is present and the smoke takes over, oily, peppery.
Then the comforting honey, the caramel.
And finally the dried aromatic herbs. Licorice.
A little eucalyptus, nettle.
Fresh, ashy finish, on cold smoke, the barbecue off. The citrus fruits are there, in zest. Fresh mint, eucalyptus, pepper. Persistent.