Big Peat at Christmas 2016, 54.6%.
Consumed Jun 2021.
Almost colourless with the faintest ambiguous hue.
Aroma is creamy, young spirit notes of berries, not much smoke if any, rust, lemonade and faint banana. All subtle impressions.
Taste is soft, fairly neutral except for salt and charred wood impressions, faint lemonade and cream soda, certainly increasing smoke on the late finish. This is about as basic as peated whisky can be. Very clean and neutral up front but with an eventual resinous rustiness. The middle is water. The flavour is back-loaded - the salt and smoke wait and wait to show up, bringing along the faintest indiscernible fruity notes.
Yep, pretty basic this one. Nothing wrong with it - certainly no off-flavours, nothing offensive, not rough or badly made ... but it just doesn't quite strike the right note for me. 3.25/78