Colour: almost devoid of colour, just a splash of honey
On the nose: a rather gentle salted caramel is at the forefront. The freshness of pine nuts and an aromatic baked apple is followed by a chalky mineral aspect. Highland heather and the noticeable vegetative decay of peat round off a decent presentation.
In the mouth: the peat is here but doesn’t dominate proceedings and really only comes into its own on the lingering finish. Prior to this the peat offers sweetness, yes there’s vanilla but the balance is impressive. More of the baked apple comes through, then noticeable cask char, wisp of smoke and a light toffee, before we’re back to the fruit with pear drops.