N: A very earthy and dirty peat (the good kind of dirty). P: As a late, all the peated whiskies I've tried have been one dimensional charcoal smoke bombs. This one breaks the trend. Big oily peat smoke with some unusual organic notes, lots of fruit, and tobacco. F: Hint of grape bubble gum and lavender. The fruity / floral notes in this one really set it apart, great stuff. Almost an A.
Nose of milder smoke and Bazooka bubble gum. The palate -- oh, yum! Fruity, with a silver smoke lining. French vanilla ice cream. Finish is long, with spices emerging, and mint/evergreen in the tails. Light smokes sticks long after. The peat is nicely restrained and excellently balanced against a fruit-custard-tart. Brings you back, and back, and back. A/A-