Sharp green apples with a real steely mineral quality. Earthy grasses and freshly turned hay provide underlying vegetal notes and side alongside a gentle peat. This is not the type of smoky peat you’d associate with Islay, it’s both pungent, but also sharp, marrying up to the steeliness identified before. A tart lemon and biscuit note offers both additional complexity and a rather sweet and sour type aroma. There’s more than a hint of sea air about this, and some light acetone which I’d associate with a freshly opened pot of oil-based paint.
Viscous and oily mouthfeel which emphasises salty maritime malts – biscuits, maybe even shortbread. The peat is interesting here as it’s less pronounced than the nose, but now more overtly smoky. There’s a good level of oak exposure demonstrated by a real pepperiness running through the entire palate. Citrus is once again present – a combination of both zingy and sharp lemons and limes.
Medium length and with some drying astringency and favouring salts.