Nose: this one is much sharper, more austere as well as grassier than the others but that ay come from the higher degree. Flints, wet rocks, paraffin and lemon skin. With water: it got extremely farmy. Farmyard after the rain, cow stable, ‘clean’ manure, soaked barley… Spectacular in its own genre. Roasted peanuts.
Mouth (neat): big, zesty and pleasantly sharp, all on lemon and pepper at first sipping. Gets then sharper and even more nervous, a tad mineral and always very lemony. Not very ‘Tobermory’ in fact. With water: oh, the lemony notes disappeared while it got very farmy, just like the Alambic. Extremely organic in fact, quite spectacular.
Finish: long, very grassy. Notes of over-infused green tea. Comments: not a sexy whisky, but I do like its ‘no compromise’ style very much.SGP:261 - 86 points.