At first I had some traffic jam bourbon cask Balvenie. Then I had some smell of peat that appeared gradually, then citrus and lemon, hints of sherry and jam of fruits, oranges, raisins and honey. What surprises me later is the hyper-oily texture of whiskey, like olive oil in a white plate that coo on the tongue and in the palate. The table is set for a buffet of exquisite flavors; citrus fruits, lemons, oranges, cherry jam, raisins, honey, vanilla, as well as a discreet saline touch. Not all about the proportion of bourbon casks but also with the touch of sherry with the flavors delivered. Sweet final, slow and languorous, fruity and finely peaty. I like this edition a bit out of the ordinary scope of sea whiskeys.
A superb whiskey whose peat while restraint allows it to present a superb bouquet of flavors. I love it, and the best proof is that my bottle emptied without my being aware of it (of course, this is a somewhat circular argument). Nose: Light peat floral and maritime, with a touch of wood and a little vanilla. Enticing. Palate: Smoke of delicate floral peat, some salt, ash and a good dose of spices and wood. Finale: A beautiful length, marked by peat smoke.