‘Plain' charred nose. Phenolics are reminiscent of dry lumps of tar on the beach, some TCP. Malty still, toasted oak and roasted malt, in time marzipan.
Sweet. Amaretti biscuit. Smoke hangs like a cloud, makes its boldest statement on the finish.
Malty, crisp, some smoke.
Atypical, though not really when you think of the old 15 Years Old. Where has the peat gone? It's not been overwhelmed by oak.
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