Soft smoke at first, a mixture of log fire, toasted biscuit and Darjeeling tea. This gives way to a mixed tropical fruit flavour with nectarine, melon and mango. There is underlying creaminess with vanilla and honey with a note of burnt orange and resinous wood.
Long with sweet honey and vanilla with the return of the peat smoke and leather at the very end.
A well balanced, complex whisky with no one flavour dominating. The peat flavours of smoke, tea and toast are well matched with mixed tropical fruit and cream. This and the long, honeyed finish with a reminder of peaty smoke makes a great whisky for all occasions, to relax with and get to know as a friend.