Coastal (Speyside, Islay, Island and Highland).
Maritime aromas of salt, warm sand and seaweed.
Medium to firm.
Salty after a lightly sweet start. Smoky warmth, rich in honey and citrus notes.
Spicy and warming.
Strength: 57.1% ABV
Place of Origin: Six famous coastal single malt distilleries owned by Diageo
Region: Speyside, Islay, Island and Highland.
Full gold with amber lights.
Extremely smooth, with maritime aromas of salt, warm sand, seaweed and varnish that surround a vinous central core, on a peppery base. Rapidly opens into richer notes of honey, lemon and fruit cake. Cooling, with fresh mint and beeswax; then lighter, with sea-air, a floral note and glimpses of smoke. Mildly drying. Later, warm malted cereal, then spearmint and a trace of olive brine.
Instantly pleasing, with a taste to match the nose: salty after a lightly sweet start, with faint fruity and oily notes. A smoky warmth, rich in honey and citrus notes. Then sweet, grainy, caramel notes, soft fresh mint and liquorice.
Fabulously pungent, spicy and warming, with a beautiful balance of smoke, cereal and chewy tannins. Orange skin and salt; then late vanilla. Highly compelling and precisely balanced throughout.