Would certainly rival some similar Caol Ilas at a higher strength.
Medium. Rather peaty upfront. Coastal aromas of seashells and oysters. Twiggy-piney smoke. Smoked ham. Juniper. Also loads of sweet caramelised orange, lemon squash. Green apple candy.
Some plain barley. A cool metallic touch. Hints of vanilla and icing sugar.
Pretty oily, but light in flavour. Soft arrival. Baked apple, lemon juice, black pepper and brine. Then a nice blanket of cold smoke. Sunflower seeds.
Midpalate again shows juniper and more woody botanicals. Slight caramel.
As fresh as it gets and whistle-clean. Dry smoke, black pepper, juniper, lemon zest unripe green apples. Medium length.