Nose: Vanilla, sauna, orange marmelade. With water dried cranberries, black pepper, honey and lavender.
Palate: Wooden planks warmed by the sun, a bitter oak note, hints of dried fruits. Water opens for apricot and honey, and for toffee and a hint of liquorice on the finish.
Comments: Nice complexity, though it needs a little time in the glass to open properly. There is too much wood on both the nose and palate for my taste, but only just too much, so if you’re more into old whisky than I am, you should definitely check this one out.
10 år gammel, destillert 20.06.1994, tappet 11.10.2004, hogshead fat nummer 1643.
Nose: “Heavily peated” is no lie, the peat smoke hits you even as you’re pouring your dram. In addition I find oranges and grapefruit and something juniper bush’esque. With water the fruit turns to apricots or peaches, but the smoke stays. It smells like a kiln.
Palate: Peat smoke and juniper wood. With water a fruitcakey sweetness appears.
Comments: A perfectly drinkable peated dram, but no stunner. Better on the nose than on the palate.