Lots of peat/smoke on the nose, but then sherry and a surprising amount of fruit coming through on the palate, and a progressively smoother, longer, sweeter and warmer finish through the rest of the glass. Pulls off the smoke/sherry integration rather well. Balanced and complex.
A very nice whisky.
9 December 2012
Had this again at a recent Bowmore tasting. As above, really. There's definitely salt in there too. Mix of dried fruit and orchard fruits. The subtlety and complexity I think makes this my favourite of the evening— at least of the regular distillery bottlings on offer.