"Golden amber hue. The opening whiff unveils a definite fireplace aroma of burnt embers as the peat component reveals itself immediately, then peatiness gives way to the piquancy of the alcohol; after seven minutes of aeration the alcohol pungency blow off, leaving behind roasted aromas of lychee nuts, dried fruit(white raisins especially) and damp hay. The courteously smoky palate entry reminds me remotely of the softer Islay malts, in particular, Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain; the midpalate stage is firm, medium-full, nutty, nougaty, honey sweet, and mildly smoky. The aftertaste is long, a touch briny, and semisweet."
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