What are you drinking right now? - Page 755
Well, what can I say ... I am not so sure of the objectivity of my tasting note. This really is "the shit" so let's be honest: excitement comes into play. The first thing that is noticeable is peat. It cannot possibly be compared to the peat delivery of contemporary Ardbegs. I don't know how to explain this precisely but even though the peat is not a "straight punch in your face" the nose of that whisky could be used to be a definition of the notes commonly described as "medicinal" and "iodine". At the same time, you feel layers and layers of fruit and creamy sweetness.
On the palate it is gentle and oily. The peat comes out at the very end and you feel it is everlasting. This is definitely 9+/10 if you like Islay.
I like it for it's bitterness. I'm sure it sells in part due to the awesomely simple label. It's golden, you know?
Anyway, something you'd recommend instead? A bitter tasting pilsner kind of beer?
(Drinking a Chimay Blue at the moment, next will be a Grolsch)