Vital Stats: 47.4% ABV. Non-chill filtered single malt aged 5 years in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts. 750ml $47.
Appearance: Fair blonde.
Nose: Smoked brisket burnt ends with a sweet touch of tangy barbecue sauce is the first thing I notice. Apple skin and apple blossom mix with herbal mint tea. The faintest of faint vanilla bean mixes with a struck match.
Palate: Sweet spun sugar hits the tongue first, then fresh green apple takes over. The smoke is there from the peat, but it is underwhelming. Bland wood and leather fill in the middle. While there is a hint of salinity throughout the dram, there is also a touch of spice like cracked black pepper. Soot stays on the tongue during the aftertaste.