The kind of Ileach you could drink all night.
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Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sticking plasters, charred rosemary, vanilla bean paste, and cantaloupe. A little anise and a foundation of buttery cheesecake base. Charred bell peppers.
Palate: Smoke and salted caramel stroopwafel, baked fennel and vanilla ice cream. Buttered barley bread and caramel sauce. A bit of charcoal.
Finish: Long. The smoke notes become burnt brown toast.
Comment: The kind of Ileach you could drink all night.
Nose: Quite gentle. Muesli packed with nuts and seeds. Apricot jam, ripe nectarine, and a splash of almond milk. Rolling tobacco. With time, shredded wheat cereal and golden syrup.
Palate: Vegetal note at first, like mild cornichons, shifting quickly to herbal, smoky peat. Baked apricot, toasted almond, and English muffins with blossom honey. A hint of sweet buttered popcorn.
Finish: Long. Toasted walnut and hazelnut, leaning into praline, with lingering subtle peat.
Comment: The balanced smoke let its character shine through.
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