My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: A small fire at the beach, lemon zest, vanilla, liquorice, cloves, hints of tar.
Palate: Peat, vanilla, hints of marzipan, lemon zest, liquorice, hints of cloves and ginger.
Finish: Long, smoky and slighty sweet.
Overall: A very nice peated malt without a doubt, but the rather generic profile lacks some of the depth and richness that previous versions had.
Rating: 85/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes