Fresh, sunny, easy and playful, an extremely clean Islay single malt. The first years of maturation in refill oak, followed by 16 months in a first fill bourbon hogshead, have achieved the perfect balance between citrusy, breezy lightness of character and a sweeter and creamier side. It’s young and very peated, but the smokiness does not overwhelm the nose with a stormy excess: on the contrary, it’s very balanced, with also bananas, lemon peel, and even a farmy note of hay. The same balance is found at the palate: peat smoke builds up in intensity much more than at the nose, it becomes very tarry and ashy, but again there is a very malty sweetness, bananas and yellow apples. It manages to be at the same time very smoky, but also gentle and caressing, maritime and pleasantly sweet. The crips cleanliness of the spirit is remarkable, with just the right amount of influence from the oak to make it mature at such a young age.