N: Occasional wafts of sweet caramel and butteriness with a peaty yeastiness, a good dose of salt on drift wood, sour-cream peat, limestone and citrus, malt and herbals - but always leaning towards the sweet and savoury side. Very Talisker like but with a Bladnoch edge too, displaying thick dairy cultures, dry cow pats, seaside rock salt, dusty old boats and fishing net hues. Always peppery, yeasty, peaty and malty and a picture of a hot and dry old beach hut, possibly a disused smoke hut. Incredibly balanced, fascinating, ever changing, delicate, organic nose.
T: The arrival is a ‘whoosh’ of flavours - touch of caramel, peat, cream, salty and sour and light and oily throughout, peppery now with seaweed notes flood through strongly, everything becoming more herbal
F: Maritime development pushes into the finish, with burned wood and drying peat ever present, old in style with more bourbon caramel following. Theres some cough sweet fruits and more pepperiness, more dustiness, and later that familiar PE saline note coming through at the end, but - pepper, peat, smoky old wood, caramel and rock salt still remain strong with the whole profile forever jostling for position. Its all in tact many minutes later, still constantly renewing itself. Residual notes after ten minutes are witch hazel and smoke oil.
C: Never ending story this one as it doesn’t seem to finish. Another PE stunner.
Scores an A