As expected, cold medicinal smoke dominates the nose. I also have a slightly sharp note at the beginning, which is probably due to the 48% vol. This settles a bit when the whisky has been in the glass for a while. When the smoke settles down a bit, maritime notes with a fresh salty sea breeze come through on the one hand, and caramel, vanilla and crème brûlée on the other. The impression also becomes a little fruitier over time and I can make out fresh, slightly sour citrus fruits and ripe bananas. After the first try, a clear grain note and coconut are added.
The first sip fills your mouth with the strong smoke. The start is very intense. The sweetness is more present on the tongue than on the nose, and I also find the citrus fruits and bananas again. The mouthfeel then becomes increasingly drier and slightly bitter. The citrus fruits remain.
The sweetness disappears completely and the slight bitterness of the oak dominates along with the smoke.