Nose is full of bright fruity stuff, lavender, honey, and wood shavings. And of course, smoke, though not massively so. Inviting. The palate delivers initially semi-dry smoke, then honey-sweetness (call it moderately sweet). It's tart in the mouth, kinda oily. Fruit kicks in strongly after a moment. In the very long finish, the fruit fades leaving smoke and light spice, and something grassy. The smoke wisps linger longest, along with some chewy-ness. Nothing unusual to report here, but I do like this a lot. A nice Highland Park, pretty characteristic and representative of the house style. Peated enough to please without being overly so, and to that end it's quite enjoyable and drinkable. B/B+
N: Something intersting and volitile in the nose, like camphor or mentholyptus, a little smoke. P: Strong on smoke with some bacon, very dry and evaporative. F: Smoke and melon, a tinge of sulfur. An unusual HP, lacks the sweet and heather components.