Almond, Hazelnut, Balanced
So, a spirit again. This is a quite lighter colour, rather light, light-golden I would say. Defiantly with peat here, so certainly whisky. There is a slight hint of smokiness again. Not the most overt smokiness. A quite fine level of smokiness here. Fine spiciness here with some peppery notes. There is good oak again. Fine integration of wood. More wood than vanilla I would say. The fruitiness is still quite discreet with some hints of almond and hazelnut. Very distinct palate. This is very much what I would call an elegant style of whisky. It is peaty, it is gently smoky, but with very fine oak. Good proportions there. A lot of spiciness going on the finish. Alcohol feels well-integrated as well. Good quality oak and really long and persistence. I will re-taste it with just a tiny drop of water. Which normally opens it up just a little bit more. I like the grip in this one. This is very much the style of whisky I like to drink. It has the intensity, but it still doesn’t feel alcoholic or overly woody or overly smoky. So balanced and elegant.
Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.