Region An unpeated, natural cask strength Islay.
Appearance Bright, pale yellow gold; light beading.
Nose Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist's mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke.
Palate Smooth and sweet, then salt toffee with chilli. Warming, sweet and prickly with lovely early liquorice and dark chocolate notes. All delicate at first, but soon expanding on the palate.
Finish Medium length, clean and elegantly sustained throughout. Warming, with supple tannins, becoming dryer and more fragrant, with hints of juniper, leading to late eucalyptus. With water, there’s a clean, fresh, aftertaste.