Nose: similar to the 12 Years, really, more than just the same DNA. The same combination of minerals, lemons, digestive biscuits and earthy notes. Linseed oil, herbs.
Mouth: more different now, there’s really an extra layer of sweetness and (subtle) dried fruits on top of the sooty, mineral, peppery spirit character. It’s less austere than the 12, a significant step up in terms of balance and complexity. Still lots of Mediterranean herbs (thyme, rosemary) and brine, alongside the earthy peat.
Finish: long, more towards minerals again, with some oak and a hint of chocolate.