Nose: Burning hay bales, sea spray and rosemary sprigs. Crunchy dry malt, digestive biscuits and breakfast cereals. White pepper, damson plums and fresh cheese. Very enjoyable... Lemon zest, spearmint leaves and charcoal.
Palate: More peat on the palate than the nose suggested... Vegetal, ashy and creamy. Grilled asparagus tips, grilled green banana peppers and sea salt. Peppermint, toasted oak and yellow grapefruit. Clotted cream, white pepper and dried rosemary.
Finish: Long with a tingling sensation on the tongue. Oak, mixed peppercorns and oyster brine.
Overall: It's neither very sophisticated nor a very layered whisky but it's damn tasty for my two cents... It's vegetal, smoky and citrusy with the very familiar Campbeltown backbone made of sea salt and dairy and cheesy notes but also quite unexpectedly peppery from the nose to finish. It also has a great price tag attached to its neck which makes this expression worth to hunt for. I already started to ask around to see if I can locate another bottle because I am afraid this one will go down way faster than I thought initially. Another great release from Glen Scotia.