A surprisingly gentle single malt from a Highlands distillery that is otherwise known for making a rather robust and smoky whisky. This time the influence is peat is much more restrained, not screaming from attention. It’s extremely breezy at the nose, with a noticeable whiff of sea spray that can only be explained by the extra maturation in Islay casks. And then as usual it’s rich with notes of heather, lush vegetation, pine needles… but also a touch of talcum or face powder. Yes, it has an unmistakeable flowery and perfumy trait! At the palate it’s very clean, with the peat always present but on a relatively delicate note. Drier than usual, a bit grassy rather than malty, with a very pronounced lemony taste. Again, the same perfumy and flowery notes that were present at the nose.