Character: Undoubtedly a fine and, according to the manufacturer, apparently also very precise and elaborately produced single malt. Its essence is a nice balance of moderate smoke and slightly sweet barley malt. But there is not much more. What an uncomplicated enjoyment and good drinking flow does not detract.
Rating: For me, a bottling with some parallels to Port Charlotte An Turas Mor. In direct comparison, however, with a slightly less smoky-intensive finish and a slight bitterness that it would not have needed. Amazing is the good drinking flow. Possibly also driven by the (unsuccessful) search for further flavor nuances, 5cl are almost quickly disappearing with a record-breaking probability. Consequently, my conclusion: well suited for an uncomplicated, balanced smoky-sweet-malty drinking pleasure. While not a candidate for a large bottle, I will keep an eye on Aisla Bay and future bottlings: the starting point is anything but bad. Today there are 83 points from me.
Basic flavors: peat, smoke, malt, sweetness, herbs
Description: The nose is carried by sweet malt and is surprisingly smoky right from the start. The sweetness is complemented by a pleasant tart grain note and something Herbales is also with the party. Trend heather, individual herbs, however, I can not really name. Is fruit included? With a little imagination a few apples. The oak somehow resonates slightly, but is strongly overlaid by the smoke-malt combination.
Basic flavors: peat, smoke, malt, cereals, sweetness, oak (light), nut (light)
Description: The first sip flushes surprisingly much peat smoke into the mouth. I suddenly remember Port Charlotte. For further sluts, the intense impression of smoke then decreases significantly. This bottling moves quite comfortably between two poles: said peat smoke (campfire) and slightly sweet barley malt. The intensity fits and the mouthfeel is pleasantly gentle. In the transition to the finish, it gets slightly woody and subtle develops a hint of nuts and almonds. However, many more flavors do not develop: the "Fruits" named by the manufacturer I do not recognize anyway and the vanilla flavor also described does not really want to be very clear.
Basic flavors: peat, smoke, nut, malt, sweetness
Description: The finish is medium in length and continues the taste consistently: moderate peat smoke and slightly sweet malt sound quite pleasant. Some nuts are also present. At the end of the day, there is a slight bitterness in the mouth.