Region: Isle of Skye
Music: Jazz for a lazy day: Russel Gunn – Fly me to the moon
Container: Spiegelau Perfect Tasting Glass
Nose: Gentle smoke, black pepper, citrus, brine, apple caramel, melon, hint of vanilla.
Palate: Nice mouth feel, peat, lemon, black pepper, ginger, salty, touch of smokiness, slight bitter oak(not in a bad way).
Finish: Medium-long finish, salty, more black pepper, peat, slight earthiness.
One of my first peated whisky, some say it’s a gateway to Islay. Very nice non-medicinal smoke, lots of black pepper and sweet notes throughout, very nice mouth feel despite the chill filtering, well balanced well-made dram. Would love to try a CS version of this or the Talisker 57 North. Highly recommended to those who are looking into trying out peated single malts.