Peated to an almost absurd level of 167ppm. You would think that this could be undrinkable but when tasted it is surprisingly quaffable and nowhere near as smoky as the numbers would suggest. Instead the smoke creeps up on you and doesn’t really become monstrous until the finish where it makes itself very apparent. 59.3% ABV.
Aromas: Initially smoke, tar, peat ash hint of muddiness/wet peat moss. Candied orange, pepper, chocolate, macaroon, vanilla fudge and lemon meringue pie.
Palate: Liquid gold, soft and delicate texture from slow distillation. Superb fruit/smoke combination. On the lips there is soft kiss of salt spray, ozone fresh. Sweet oak gives vanilla, fudge, marzipan and walnut. Melon and citrus come through on a floral breeze. Many layered there is a lot to find in this octomore.
Finish: Wow! smoothness, sweetness and the smoke. A texture like no other, satin soft and devilishly warming. The American oak influence is in perfect tune with the smoke and soft fruits delicately, skilfully coaxed from the still during exceptionally slow distillation. Vanilla, honey, citrus rise up to be met with sea spray and leather, smoked mussels mix with autumn bracken and crème brulee.