Nose: Initial impressions are of sweet nutty smoke, loaded with barley sugar and ripe fruit. Syrupy apricot and ripe pear along with malty vanilla notes of barley flour and crème brulee, honey and tablet. Delving deeper you will find from the American oak, coconut, almonds, and charred oak. The smoke of peat fires is delicate but powerful and along with the charred oak bring out leather and an earthy tone to the aromatics. Wonderfully enticing.
Palate: Sweet and viscous texture across the palate, the feeling is of densely smoked grain which comes through like smoked granola with honeyed fruit. A second sip brings the opportunity to decipher the complexity on the palate, smoked apricot jam and barley flour, peat embers and burnt heather, gooseberry citrus notes and sweet nutty Turkish delight. Oak chips, sugared almonds and chocolate-limes with spicy aniseed comes toward the finish.
Finish: On the finish the sweetness fades and an earthy, mossy note remains on the palate wrapped in dry heathery peat smoke. Salty-citrus and floral notes of geranium and rose come through calmly to round off another wonderful expression of the Octomore paradox.