(Rating interval 88-92)
Peat smoke and something reminding me of textile, a windbreaker jacket or even canvas (first time I've ever reckon this in a whisky). I am also thinking mineral, salt and flint. There is also fruit, lemon and pear in particular. Subtle spices, cloves and even cardamom,
It arrives on the palate with peat smoke and mineral and develops after a few seconds towards bitter-sour fruit, lemon and liquorice. It is very medicinal like Laphroaig´s usually are with cough medicine and powdered liquorice. Mild notes of cloves giving it a subtle perfumed note, bees wax with salt and pepper. It becomes very creamy on the palate during the development.
The finish is well-balanced, and spicy more strong cinnamon than cardamom here and allspice. Some distant dried fruit, all backed up by peat smoke. There is table salt at the sides of the tongue and salted chocolate.