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Reference Series II.1

Reference Series II.1

Bronze Medal 2015

Gently phenolic and briny nose with smoky peat and juicy, honey coated fruit. Some lightly buttery oak appears, but the spices have a sort of Ledaig-like cardboardy character. With time hints of gooseberry and under ripe apple become apparent.

Woody and grainy palate to begin with. Hints of toffee mingle with barley, green fruit and lightly phenolic peat. The grain nips and becomes a little overt. Good spicy finish with the herbal grain in the ascendancy.

The combination of alcohol and salt makes the finish quite dry. Pleasant and dry.