Nose: Walking into the still room of a coastal distillery: Peaty new make spirit, sea spray and wet sand. Seaweed, grilled lemon rings and olive brine. Salted butter, green peat and freshly shucked oysters. A couple drops water elevates medicinal notes: Band aid, iodine and also fresh cut grass.
Palate: Because of the youth on the nose I was getting ready for a more challenging entry but it is quite pleasing on the contrary: Buttery, vegetal and salty... Savory and flaky pastries, sea salt and some European fruit eau de vie. Adding water makes it a little doughy and also maybe less salty. Fresh brioche bread, plum brandy and pine resin.
Finish: Medium long with white and black pepper, ground ginger and new make.
Overall: Looks like it has a very similar profile to the first batch... I obviously don’t have any of the first batch left to compare it right now but after checking my previous notes I think it is fair to say that the first batch was a little more vegetal and greener and more peaty but this one is just a little more salty and doughy and less peaty. It is such a good everyday Scotch to sip in the backyard or on the patio under the sun, it would pair great with your favorite ale anytime of the day and would make any highball you can think of better. I am already ordering another one right now... This will be a great bottle to have around during hot Summer months.