Re: What will be my next buy?
Allright. Tasting notes:
Nose: slight peat smoke, tobacco, a light sweetness, aniseed, mustard and strawberry cake
Palate: sweeter than the nose suggests, cough syrup, again that slight peatiness, powerful, strawberry cake
Finish: medium long, sweet, aniseed, mint, some peat, smoke, gets drier and slightly briney
Great whisky, this. I find it a bit sweet, but it works very well here, because it's balanced by that lovely subtle peat. I just love the artisan-ness of this whisky: the colour (probably because this is made from a variety of cask types) is a bit messy, greenish, but totally natural. Also, the 46ABV gives you a bit of oomph, thouhg personally I like to add a small drop of water (not too much though: I think, when I had a glass last week, I added too much and drowned it, it became really flat).
My score: 88/100 (would've been 90, but the finish should have been a bit longer).
I very much recommend this.