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Impressive whisky, quite a different animal than the classic 10 year old at 43% ABV. An absolute belter of a whisky, but not for the fainthearted as this takes you on quite a ride.
Red fruits and fruitcake with spices, with peat lingering in the background, grainy and nutty. when adding water it develops into a more rounded nose, with the fruit even more prominent.
Dry arrival, rather different than the nose. the same elements are present but the balance is altogether different: the peat is more prominent and I picked up a lot more spicy notes. After adding water the balance is somewhat restored, and when you give it another 15 minutes a lot of woody and nutty notes march to the front to add some more complexity to the already impressive party..
Long and sticky with peat, wood and nuts dominating.