It's really good! It reminds me of those unpeated Caol Ilas that I've so enjoyed in the past. I love the gentle smoke, bacon, tropical fruit, and rich earthy malty notes. I want to say it's lacking some richness and punch, but I think the proof is actually just about perfect. Very sippable.
Nose: Salty, savoury, and sweet. Bacon, seaweed, bonito flake, chicken fat, rice vinegar, and seawater. Lemon zest, lime zest, and citronella. Sweet barley, banana bread, a little bit of fruitcake, toasted cream, and sautéed pineapple. Cinnamon, ginger paste, coriander leaves (gotta keep things British!), and little bit of mint and black licorice.
Palate: Medium, silky texture. Seems to be a medium strength, too. Green apples and honey on the arrival, developing quickly to heathery smoke and earthy barley. Dry smoke on the development - smoldering driftwood, smoked fish, dried chanterelles, and earth. Some of that fruitcake comes in towards the back, maybe with the fruit slightly greener here than on the nose.
Finish: Medium-length and earthy. Soy sauce, plum sauce, fresh peat, and distant driftwood fires. Golden raisins, apples, honey, milk chocolate, and dark malt. Some coconut water and sea spray.