Isle of Islay
Nose: Seaweed, Christmas cake, mint leaf, dates and amaretto.
Palate: This one packs a mighty peaty punch, followed by juicy raspberry, dark chocolate and Sherried orange peel.
Finish: Sea salt lingers on the finish.
Nose: Tangy and 'fizzy', old fashioned lemonade and hints of Orangina or Buck's Fizz even. There's gooseberry and a touch of coconut and foam banana. Raspberry and rhubarb develop. The peat comes through as nutty malted barley.
Palate: Tasting this alongside Ian Logan, he explained how his favourite tasting notes are the ones that get right to the point, so here you go: Peat & Pear Drops!
Finish: Creaminess and earthy peat combine for a chocolatey finish, both pleasantly bitter cocoa and creamy Cadbury's hot chocolate with hints of fruitiness still.
Overall: Fruity Glenlivet combining very well with considered use of peated casks.