Color: Very light-toned, just a tint of lemon chiffon color with pretty persistent teardrops around the glass eventually forming thin but quite slow legs.
Nose: Young and peaty... Grilled veggies: Green banana peppers, eggplants and fennel bulbs. Plastic food containers, wet beach sand and sea spray. Water opens it up... New glossy magazines, vegetable stew and fresh herbs: Sage, tarragon and savory (herb).
Palate: Hot at this abv and a little mute. Salted lime wedges, charcoal and soot. No reason to delay adding water: Way more approachable now and creamy as well. Limeade, aquavit and dill. Fresh peppermint leaves, green peppercorns and olive brine.
Finish: Long with grilled green vegetables, black pepper and peppermint.
Overall: It tastes younger than a seven year old and it is also not a well balanced whisky in my opinion but that green, herbal and sooty character is very appealing. If I didn't know that Kilkerran Heavily Peated distillate is not seven years old yet (or is it..?) I would guess Kilkerran being the major component in this blend. It really reminded me the first batch of Kilkerran Heavily Peated... Anyway I'll drink this whisky anywhere, anytime... I liked the rawness of it a lot but understandably it might be a little too much for some.