N: Oh yeah, that smells very sexy and old Bowmore-ish, smoke, fruit drops, and salt. P: Refreshing melon, passion fruit, and apricots dominate over spicy peat and gentle smoke. F: Lingering fruit candy (Jolly Rancher). This is great stuff. I entered this wondering why a bottler would take three malts so old and mix them, but I think there is a good chance this is better than it's component malts.
Nose is solid cherries with sweet cough syrup. Palate is weaker than the nose which seems to be a theme with these blended malts. There is some sort of rancid honey or rancid honey wax thing going on.....not really in a bad way (if that's possible). Spicey finish and I actually did like it.
Lotsa fruit in the nose -- apples, pears, peaches -- in the variety of Fruit Stripe gum and various "scratch n sniff" stickers. All rather mild, but undoubtedly present. The palate -- oh yum. This is a massively drinkable, fruity treat. Whatever peat started in the component Islay malts has left on the slightest trace now, if any at all. As for what is here, I like it a ton. Not a lot of complexity, but the interplay of the various fruit flavors is just great -- green apple Jolly Ranchers for a moment, then fresh red apples, then peaches, and more. In the finish the fruit (did I mention the fruit?) gets much stronger. Despite the overwhelming mentions of "fruit" in this note, I wouldn't call this a true "fruit bomb," as the experience isn't at "bomb level." Let's go with... delicious fruit super-treat. No wait, that sounds dumb. Well, whatever, this a fantastic whisky.