Nose: Instantly medicinal and oily. Seaweed and gasoline with a touch of smoke… I’m thinking of an industrial port and machines with big diesel engines. Not exactly a flattering imagery, I know. Luckily sweet caramel comes along and saves the day.
Taste: Mild peat, gentle and sweet. Perhaps a little tame. Still medicinal though and a bit rubbery. I also find hints of grapefruit, but I remain unimpressed.
Finish: Long. Medicinal notes with salt and fresh herbs.
Comments: Disappointing on the palate, although nose and finish were certainly okay. In terms of balance, it was too heavy on the medicinal side for my taste. Average. With that in mind, I find the 15yo pricey on the aftermarket now that it has been discontinued.
Rating: I rated this whisky 80 out of 100.
(Nose 21, Taste 19, Finish 20, Balance 20)